Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon has responded to comments from former resources Minister Ian Macfarlane, who denies that activity under his new position as CEO of the Queensland Resources Council could breach the Ministerial Standards.
PokieLeaks is an opportunity for those with inside information on rigged poker machines, illegal industry practices and dodgy donations to political parties to leak directly to the MPs under the protection of Parliamentary privilege
Greens Treasury spokesperson, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, has heavily criticised the Federal Government for continuing to put forward a new tax on backpackers despite the clear impact it will have on growers and the tourism industry.
Senator Whish-Wilson said, “Scott Morrison is selling rotten eggs to farmers and calling it pavlova. And all the while he wants praise for doing it.
The Australian Greens support the Kingaroy Concerned Citizens Group which has called on the Queensland Government to buy back a mining exploration permit that could see an open cut coal mine built just 4km from the town of Kingaroy.
The latest MP travel expenses scandal involving WA Liberal MP Steve Irons is proof that MPs can still easily exploit the public purse for personal gain as the Coalition and Labor parties have failed to tighten up the rules, Greens democracy spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon said.
Greens democracy spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon and Greens mining and resources spokesperson Senator Larissa Waters have commented on Ian Macfarlane’s appointment to the Queensland Resources Council.