The Australian Government has rejected key recommendations of the Senate Inquiry into the governance and operation of the Northern Australian Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) aimed at improving transparency and avoiding conflicts of interest.
Acting Greens Leader, Adam Bandt MP, has responded to the worsening NSW bushfires crisis, warning that without a real plan to cut pollution, more homes and lives across Australia will be at risk now and into the future.
“Our hearts go out to the people in New South Wales who are experiencing such great loss right now,” said Mr Bandt.
“We need to do everything in our power to help those affected by these devastating fires, but we can’t just stick our heads in the sand about what is fueling them. What we’re seeing right now is what happens on a heated planet.
Acting Greens leader Adam Bandt MP has responded to moves within the government to lift the rate of the goods and services tax (GST), warning that the Greens will fight tooth and nail to block any increase.
“Today Scott Morrison’s real agenda was exposed,” said Mr Bandt.
“This government wants to hand over tax cuts to the wealthy and then make everyone else pay more by lifting the GST.
“The Greens will fight tooth and nail against the Liberals’ plan to lift the GST.
The Australian Greens support the Kashmiri community on 27 October as they commemorate Black Day. Kashmir is a disputed territory and it is now almost three months since the Indian Government decided to revoke its special status and further erode Kashmiris’ right to self-determination.
Greens Spokesperson for Animal Welfare, Senator for NSW Dr Mehreen Faruqi, has responded to reports the federal Agriculture Minister has asked states to consider a national horse register at today’s meeting of agriculture ministers.
On the eve of the Agricultural Minister’s Forum (AgMin) on Friday, where the horse racing industry will be discussed, the Greens have said that the Federal Government has no other choice but to establish a Royal Commission into animal cruelty and ‘wastage’ in the horse racing industry and to get the States on board.
Greens Senator and Animal Welfare Spokesperson, Dr Mehreen Faruqi, has said that the industry cannot be trusted to clean itself up and their lack of action since the expose on the slaughter of race horses has shown that only a Royal Commission can resolve the issue.