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Labor tries to walk both sides of the street on TPP

The Labor Party is fooling the community, and themselves, when they say they can scale back the nasties in the TPP in Government.

 

“The Labor Party cannot change the TPP once the ink is dry. They are fooling themselves if they think this is going to fly with the Australian workers who know better,” Greens trade spokesperson Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

 

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Labor sells out Australia on TPP

Labor has thrown Australia under the bus for delivering the Government the numbers it needs to pass TPP enabling legislation, the Greens say.

 

“Labor has betrayed Australian workers, and our sovereignty, by paving the way to locking our Nation to the dangerous TPP,” Greens trade spokesperson Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

 

“The Greens will be moving amendments to ensure workers’ rights, protect Australian jobs and prohibit ISDS provisions.

 

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State Liberal Budget is anti-SA

Greens Senator for SA Sarah Hanson-Young has slammed the State Liberal Party’s anti-South Australian budget.

 

“Steven Marshall and Rob Lucas have delivered a horrific anti-South Australian budget that will have a disastrous impact on our state’s already high-unemployment rate,” Greens Senator for South Australia Sarah Hanson-Young said.

 

“Slashing and burning 4000 jobs from the public sector, closing TAFE campuses and forcing up the rent on those doing it tough is a disgraceful attack on the fabric of South Australia’s society.

 

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Europe sends dysfunctional Morrison Government a wake-up call on climate and trade

The Australian Greens have urged the Morrison Government to heed the warnings of the EU over walking away from our Paris commitments. 

 

“The world is watching as the Coalition Government goes through a very public, embarrassing identity crisis at a time when leadership on climate change and reducing pollution is needed,” Greens trade spokesperson Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said. 

 

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Words will do nothing for bank competition, only a People’s Bank will

Greens Finance Spokesperson, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young, says there is no point in Scott Morrison repeating the exact phrase said ad nauseum by previous PMs and Treasurers past like Kevin Rudd, Wayne Swan and Joe Hockey, “If you don’t like your bank then change it.” This phrase has done nothing to help consumers in the decades it has been uttered.

Senator Hanson-Young said, “There is no competition for interest rates in banking. The ACCC knows it, the Productivity Commission knows it and unless the Government has had its head in the sand, the Government knows it too.

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Giving Robert financial regulation responsibility shows contempt for Royal Commission

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Corporate tax cut defeat is a win for communities

The Australian Greens have welcomed the defeat of the Liberal Government’s corporate tax cuts Bill in the Senate today.

 

“South Australians can breathe a sigh of relief that their schools and hospitals won’t take another hit after the Liberal Government’s tax cuts were knocked back today,” Greens finance spokesperson Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

 

“Tax revenue plays an integral part in ensuring South Australia’s schools, hospitals and other essential services are adequately funded.

 

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