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Labor’s trade stance is appeasement, not opposition to the TPP and ChAFTA

24 Jul 2015

The Greens spokesperson for Trade, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson provides the following comments on Labor’s recent statements on Australia’s trade agreements.

Senator Whish-Wilson said “Labor’s statement today that they would try and unwind Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provisions from existing trade agreements is an abrogation of responsibility that it was Labor’s votes in the Senate that passed these agreements into law.

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Liberals' attack on opposing voices won’t end with environment groups

21 Jul 2015

Peter Whish-Wilson, Greens Senator for Tasmania, provides the following comments on the Liberals’ use of a House of Representative inquiry to persecute groups advocating for environmental protections. The government-controlled House of Representatives Committee on the Environment is currently inquiring, at the Environment Minister’s request, into the tax-deductibility status of environmental organisations with a hearing held in Hobart today.

Senator Whish-Wilson said, “Make no mistake, the government is gunning for groups who advocate for the environment but it’s not going to stop there.

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Salmon farming inquiry succeeds in shining some light into muddy waters

16 Jul 2015

With two days of hearings into salmon farming in Tasmania now completed, the Greens spokesperson for Fisheries, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, provides the following comments.

Senator Whish-Wilson said, “When I instigated this inquiry I said it was needed to shine some light into muddy waters regarding how the industry is regulated, and I believe we have achieved that.

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