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Larissa Waters

Monday, June 19, 2017

The GST on sanitary products is sexist and opportunistic and it’s shameful that today both Labor and the Coalition refused to abolish it,” says Australian Greens Deputy and spokesperson for women, Larissa Waters. “The Australian Greens moved an amendment to the Treasury Laws Amendment (GST Low...

Larissa Waters

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Today in the Senate the Australian Greens successfully moved for an inquiry into the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF). We will seek to have Adani front the inquiry to grill them on their appalling environmental history and the allegations of fraud, corruption and the use of tax...

Larissa Waters

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Government’s plan to introduce GST on items bought online for under $1000, due to be debated this week, is chance to abolish the tampon tax say the Australian Greens. New costings (attached) commissioned by the Australian Greens show that States could axe the tampon tax and still be $185...

Larissa Waters

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

What a joke that Qld Labor’s budget includes a measly $15 million to tackle climate change in Queensland, says Australian Greens Deputy Leader and spokesperson for the Queensland, Larissa Waters. "Compare this measly $15 million to the $253 million royalty freebie they’re granting Adani over the...

Larissa Waters

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Adani’s announcement today is just a PR stunt to squeeze a $1 billion handout from Australian taxpayers, say the Australian Greens.   "This so-called final investment decision is meaningless, Adani is still broke, and 19 banks have refused to fund their deadly mega-coal mine,” says Deputy Leader of...

Larissa Waters

Saturday, June 3, 2017

The Great Barrier Reef is still on the watch list for World Heritage In Danger listing and UNESCO has hit out at the slow progress on water quality and mass coral bleaching, say the Australian Greens. "Meanwhile, Queensland Labor and Turnbull roll out the red carpet and public money for Adani for...

Larissa Waters

Monday, May 29, 2017

Just two days after Palaszczuk promised her government wouldn't be the middleman that helps funnel public funds to Adani, the Queensland Treasurer has contradicted her. “Treasurer Curtis Pitt’s intervention today in the power struggle between Palaszczuk and Trad shows the issue is far from settled...