Political duopoly votes to protect supermarket duopoly


Labor and the Liberals voting down the Greens’ Divestiture Bill shows they are siding with the supermarket corporations over the interests of everyday Australians, the Greens say.

“The political duopoly has today voted to protect the supermarket duopoly from the consequences of their anti-competitive behaviour,” Greens Economic Justice Spokesperson Senator Nick McKim said.

“Labor and the Liberals have sided with the profits of Coles and Woolworths. It is up to them to explain why they voted the way they did today

“Coles and Woolworths have price gouged customers, treated their own workforce appallingly and driven suppliers to the wall.”

“Their market dominance and political donations have allowed them to get away with it. It needs to end.”

“Thank you to the Nationals Senators and crossbenchers who supported the Greens today.”

“Last time a vote went this way, we ended up with the Banking Royal Commission. We will not stop fighting until there is more competition and lower food prices.”