The Senate has today supported an Australian Greens motion urging the ATO to maintain the current GST arrangements on mobile home parks, in order to ensure that low income earners are not disproportionately impacted by any change.
The Australian Greens today presented a petition to the Senate of more than 16,000 people opposing a cull of Great White Sharks and backing calls for increased investment in research and non-lethal protections for beach-goers.
The Australian Greens will move to facilitate a separate vote on each schedule of the wide-ranging Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 when it comes on for debate in the Senate today.
The Australian Greens are calling on Prime Minister Abbott to pick up the phone to Russian President Vladimir Putin to help ensure the Arctic 30 are included in an upcoming Russian Amnesty. A technicality in the draft text means the Arctic 30 are currently excluded, despite others charged with hooliganism being included in the decree.
Commenting on new evidence of extreme cruelty inflicted on cattle exported from Australia, the Greens have challenged the Coalition to transition the industry to trade in chilled boxed meat to ensure markets for Australian farmers.