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Government needs to heed Harper’s warnings on trade deal approach

01 Apr 2015

The Greens spokesperson for Trade, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, has backed the recommendation within the Harper Review into competition policy that calls for an “Independent and transparent analysis of the costs and benefits to Australia of any proposed IP provisions in trade negotiations [to] be undertaken to inform international trade negotiations”.

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Government must take the lead in Port Augusta solar thermal push

01 Apr 2015

The Australian Greens have called for an increased commitment to renewable energy from all levels of government in light of Alinta Energy's determination that a solar thermal plant in Port Augusta remains unfeasible at this stage.

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Delay in Country of Origin labelling reform hurts Victorian farmers and food manufacturers

01 Apr 2015

With reports that the Abbott government will not move to change country of origin food labelling laws until at least the end of the year, the Greens say there’s no reason for the delay.

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"Reset button" should be pressed on Go8 for failure to back increased uni funding

01 Apr 2015

Having pulled the plug on the Pyne higher education plan the Go8 should now throw their weight behind securing funding for our public universities.

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A lot of work still to be done on employment services in Australia

31 Mar 2015

The Greens agree that job services in Australia need to be improved, but hold concerns that the newly announced jobactive scheme misses the mark, with an emphasis on Work for the Dole likely to lead to negative outcomes for jobseekers. 

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G20 breach emphasises risks of mandatory data retention

31 Mar 2015

The Australian Greens have called on the government to fast-track the implementation of a scheme to mandate notifications of data breaches, as the international community reacts to news that the personal information of 31 world leaders was compromised by the immigration department.

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