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Nick McKim

Friday, December 15, 2017

The government's ratification of the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment is welcome but the inspection regime must include Australia's offshore detention system, Greens Justice Spokesperson Nick McKim says. "The...

Peter Whish-Wilson

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Greens spokesperson for Healthy Oceans, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, who chaired the Senate Environment and Communications Committee’s inquiry into “Shark mitigation and deterrence measures”, provides the following comments on the release of the inquiry report (https://www.aph.gov.au/...

Peter Whish-Wilson

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Greens spokesperson for Healthy Oceans, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, provides the following comments on the release of the Senate inquiry report (link here) into the “Current and future impacts of climate change on marine fisheries and biodiversity.” Senator Whish-Wilson instigated the Inquiry after...

Nick McKim

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

I'm very happy today to rise to support the Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Bill 2017, which will strengthen the institution of marriage by making it more relevant and more accessible to more of the people we represent in this place. It has been a long and winding road that...

Peter Whish-Wilson

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Greens spokesperson for Healthy Oceans, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, welcomes the release of the Australian Government footage obtained under Freedom of Information request by Sea Shepherd. Senator Whish-Wilson said, “This footage lays bare the brutality that is whaling. These whales are being...

Nick McKim

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has again escalated the Manus Island humanitarian emergency by ordering the use of force against innocent people. "Dutton tried to starve and dehydrate the men out of his prison, now he's using violence to try to force them out," Greens Immigration Spokesperson...

Peter Whish-Wilson

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Greens Treasury spokesperson, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, says the Turnbull Government has no plan to address inequality but continues to float thought bubbles to distract the public from his incompetence. Senator Whish-Wilson said, “Malcolm Turnbull keeps trying to pull rabbits out a hat to save...

Nick McKim

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Threats of using force against detainees at the Manus Island detention centre are unprecedented and potentially highly dangerous, Greens Immigration spokesperson Nick McKim says. “The instructions for this threat have no doubt come directly from Dutton’s office,” Senator McKim, who is in Papua New...

Peter Whish-Wilson

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Greens Senator for Tasmania, Peter Whish-Wilson, will be nominating for the Senate President role and wishes to remind the Liberal and National parties that the position is not their plaything and is subject to a ballot of the whole Senate. Senator Whish-Wilson said, “I am sick and tired of seeing...

Peter Whish-Wilson

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Greens Treasury Spokesperson, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, has called on the Government to call in the UK Ambassador to ask why the UK continues to allow negligent levels of tax secrecy in their Overseas Territories, as exposed by the Paradise Papers. “Australia needs to let the UK know that we can...