Greens WA Transport Spokesperson Lynn MacLaren MLC has welcomed the Government’s backflip on a decision to cancel Perth’s late night train service but it says it calls into question how the Government is making decisions.
Greens Deputy Leader and science and research spokesperson, Adam Bandt MP, has today welcomed the Senate’s rejection of $620 million in cuts to research and development outlined in last year’s Budget.
The 1.5% cut to R&D tax offset contained in Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2014 Measures No. 5) Bill 2014 was removed from the bill by the Senate late last night.
“This is a big win for science and research and a big win for business”, said Mr Bandt.
An Australian Greens bid for improved mental health care in rural areas has been supported in a Senate vote today.
The Nationals, along with the Liberals and Labor, have today failed to support the Australian Greens’ Senate motion calling for the Liverpool Plains to be off limits to CSG and coal, including the Shenhua Watermark mine.
The Australian Senate has voted to support a cross-party motion expressing confidence in the Australian Human Rights Commission and its President, Professor Gillian Triggs.
"Protecting children from abuse should be above politics," the Greens' immigration spokesperson, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.
"Many Australians have been appalled by the Abbott government's hysterical attack on the Human Rights Commission and now the Senate has taken a stand.