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Greens to oppose disallowance of mushroom, mango and onion levy changes

The Australian Greens have announced that they will oppose moves to disallow increases and amendments to the levies paid by mushroom, mango and onion growers when the matter comes before the Senate next week.

"The Australian Greens understand that increases and amendments to these levies are supported by growers and provide important investments in their industries," Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens agriculture spokesperson said today.

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Greens say Northern development must be sustainable and collaborative

The Australian Greens said today that further development of the north has to be sustainable and in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

"The Government wants to ‘capitalise on the untapped potential of the north', but are in danger of repeating the mistakes of the past when it comes to plans for large scale agriculture and unsustainable development," Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens agriculture spokesperson said today.

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Greens respond to Steve Marsh decision

The Australian Greens said today that the campaign to protect people against the threat of GM crops will continue, despite the disappointing verdict in the case of organic farmer Steve Marsh.

"Today's decision reiterates the fact that the rights of non-GM farmers are not being protected, and the system needs to change," Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens agriculture spokesperson said today.

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Greens reject call for ABF takeover of biosecurity

The Australian Greens said today that biosecurity operations should not be collapsed into the new Australian Border Force (ABF) as part of Government cost cutting measures.

“Calls from some members of the Government to move away from a stand-along biosecurity body are deeply concerning and could see Australia’s agricultural sector exposed to harmful pests and diseases,” Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens agriculture spokesperson said today.

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