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OECD calls for action on infrastructure and housing

23 Sep 2016

Greens Treasury spokesperson, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, commented today on the release of the OECD’s Interim Economic Outlook.

Senator Whish-Wilson said, “The OECD has joined the chorus of voices urging governments to invest more in infrastructure.

“The OECD has clearly said that debt funding of productive and transformative infrastructure is more likely to improve economic conditions than weaken them, and the failure of governments to take advantage of record low interest rates is creating a ‘self-fulfilling low-growth trap’.

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Treasury shafts younger people and future generations by wilfully ignoring climate change and housing in Corporate Plan

22 Sep 2016

Greens Treasury spokesperson, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, has today strongly criticised the Treasury Secretary John Fraser for seemingly ignoring two of the biggest issues facing Australia today, climate change and the housing crisis, when pulling together the Treasury Corporate Plan.

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Greens call on Morrison and Joyce to come to Tasmania to face the music on the backpacker tax

21 Sep 2016

Greens Treasury spokesperson and Senator for Tasmania, Peter Whish-Wilson, says that Barnaby Joyce and Scott Morrison need to take responsibility for the backpacker tax mess and come to Tasmania immediately to see first-hand the impact this tax will have on the Tasmanian economy.

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