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2013 is the year for a national solution to beverage packaging waste - Greens National Council

Tasmanian Senator Peter Whish-Wilson joined Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne today to announce a Greens National Council resolution backing recycling in Australia against the self-interest of multinational corporations.

The Greens National Council, a key decision making body of the Australian Greens party, is meeting in Hobart this weekend.

The resolution reaffirms the Australian Greens determination and commitment to see "cash-for-containers" legislation rolled out across the nation in 2013 after a decade-long battle.

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Australian Greens Secure Cross-Party Support to Save NT Container Scheme.

The Australian Greens motion calling on governments across the country to come together to provide a way forward to break Cokes legal block of the Northern Territory cash for containers scheme was passed unopposed in the Australian Senate  today.

Senator Peter Whish-Wilson stated it was essential the legal loop-hole Coke relied upon in its recent legal challenge was closed.

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Cleaning Up Australia is Good, Prevention is Better.

The Australian Greens today joined myriad volunteers from their local communities, removing rubbish from creeks, parks, beaches and roadsides.

 Senator Peter Whish-Wilson stated that much of that rubbish wouldn’t be there to begin with if all Australians could return their drink bottles and cans for a 10c refund, like they do in SA and the NT.

 "After cigarette butts, the top rubbish items collected during Clean Up Australia Day are plastic and glass bottles and aluminium cans, all of which can be prevented from becoming litter with a 10c refund.

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Buswell needs to come clean on Federal funding for transport

The Barnett Government must reveal the details of their Federal transport funding requests in the wake of Troy Buswell's admission that the Commonwealth will need to pay more than half the cost of the Liberals' promised big transport projects, the Greens said today.

On February 7th Greens Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam attempted to uncover the details of the State's light rail funding application to Infrastructure Australia, only to be told they were confidential.

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