The Prime Minister and leader of the opposition would be wise to move quickly to clean up electoral funding laws following the reports linking major political fund raising with a campaign to allow a known mafia figure to stay in Australia.
Greens spokesperson for Fisheries, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, welcomes the belated announcement by the Environment Minister that a review of the Marine Debris Threat Abatement Plan has been completed.
Senator Whish-Wilson said, “Last October, in Senate Estimates, I asked if the review into the Threat Abatement Plan into Marine Debris was underway. The department official replied that the review was underway and would be completed by the end of that calendar year.
A survey released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) that reveals worrying trends for people with disability accessing health care is a huge cause for concern and must prompt close scrutiny of the barriers as the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) rolls out nationwide, says Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert.
Greens Leader Richard Di Natale has welcomed the formation of the Australian Climate Roundtable, commending the business community for recognising the gains to be had in transitioning to a low-pollution economy.