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  • Animal welfare supported - no cruel cosmetics motion passes Senate

    In a positive step for animal welfare the Australian Senate has passed a motion that recognises the importance of ending the import and manufacture of cruel cosmetics.

    The motion was supported by all parties and most crossbenchers.

    Greens animal welfare spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon said "Now we have cross party support we need to pass legislation to ban all animal-tested cosmetics and ingredients.

  • Greens Modelling Shows WestConnex Tolls Will Have to be $26 Just to Break Even: Has $600 million annual black hole

    Greens NSW MP and Spokesperson for Roads and Transport has released revenue modelling showing that even on very generous assumptions of traffic numbers and lower than average private sector expectations of return, the WestConnex toll cap will have to be at least $26, almost triple the cap promised by the Government ($9.60 for cars in 2023 dollars - calculated from $7.35 in 2013 dollars), just to break even.

  • Government fails our children, again

    Reacting to news that the Department of Education has walked away from negotiations for a new school in Ultimo, Greens MP Jamie Parker said it cast the Government's priorities in poor light.

    "I received the disappointing news last night that the Department has withdrawn its offer to buy the site on Fig and Wattle Streets Ultimo which had been earmarked for a desperately needed new school," said Mr Parker.

  • Auditor-General’s report highlights the ongoing child protection crisis

    A new report from the NSW Auditor-General shows that Community Services remains under-resourced to ensure the safety of children at risk and to monitor foster care placements, says Jan Barham, Greens MP and spokesperson on Family and Community Services.

    “The Auditor-General’s figures call into question whether the Government is providing adequate services and funding to meet its child protection obligations in NSW.

  • Govt ignores evidence to retain National Water Commission

    The Liberal/National government has made a mockery of the Senate Inquiry into the National Water Commission (Abolition) Bill says Greens water spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon.

    "The Coalition government is following their track record of riding roughshod over democracy in an attempt to have their legislation passed," said Senator Rhiannon.

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