Changes to the Carbon Farming Initiative have removed a prohibition on the clearing of native forests and the use of their products, opening the door for the burning of products from our native forests to be considered as eligible carbon farming projects.
Labor and Liberal have joined forces to ram draconian Foreign Fighters Bill through the Senate. This law will not make Australia safer. Instead, it will weaken the rights and freedoms that sustain our democracy.
Today in the Senate, the Government is attempting to rush through another piece of legislation on national security - this time on foreign fighters. But much the same way that the ASIO bill was pushed through - there was little chance for scrutiny as detail was delayed.
The Matter of Public Importance today was about the Abbott Government's pre-election promise that there would be no cuts to the ABC and SBS - among other things. Scott stands up for our national broadcaster and the persistent attack on their successful broadcasting models.
In the wake of public transport chaos in Melbourne, Senator Rice asked the government why they have committed $3 billion for the East West tollway without a public business case when PT is in such need of investment.