The Greens spokesperson for Fisheries, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson attended today’s community rally against the Super Trawler in Hobart and provides the following comment about the ongoing debate.
Senator Whish-Wilson said “Senator Richard Colbeck has done everything possible to avoid scrutiny in his handling over super trawlers fishing in Australian waters.
Future of our forests treated as little more than garbage
The Greens have said the commencement of a review into the Tasmanian Regional Forest Agreement heralds a new age of forest destruction.
With the recent announcement that the Queensland Labor Government will keep its election commitment to abolish the ‘gay panic’ defence South Australia now stands alone “defending the indefensible” according to SA Greens’ Gender and Sexuality Spokesperson, Tammy Franks.
Coalition must now abandon failed VET marketisation policy
Sam Hibbins, Greens spokesperson for TAFE & Training says it is time to stop forcing TAFE institutes to compete against private operators for government funding.
“TAFEs, particularly in rural areas, have been hit hard by the policies of the former Labor and Coalition Governments,” Mr Hibbins said.
Greens Deputy Leader and science and industrial relations spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today called for the government to do for our scientists what it did for our defence personnel and abandon its unfair bargaining policy.