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Hunt’s announcement of review into Marine Debris is welcome but months overdue

29 Jun 2015

Greens spokesperson for Fisheries, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, welcomes the belated announcement by the Environment Minister that a review of the Marine Debris Threat Abatement Plan has been completed.

Senator Whish-Wilson said, “Last October, in Senate Estimates, I asked if the review into the Threat Abatement Plan into Marine Debris was underway. The department official replied that the review was underway and would be completed by the end of that calendar year.

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Evidence of illegal off four wheel driving in Tasmania's Tarkine

26 Jun 2015

Off-road motorists are taking down protective fences to ride roughshod over Aboriginal middens. Photo evidence gathered by Greens Senator Whish-Wilson and Jarrod Edwards of the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre in May 2015 shows that some motorists are not just continuing to flout the law by using banned tracks in the 100,000-hectare Arthur Pieman Conservation Area, they are joyriding over middens protected by fences and signs.

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Senate Inquiry finds that Trade Agreement negotiation process is broken

25 Jun 2015

The Greens spokesperson for Trade, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, says the Senate report into the Commonwealth’s treaty-making process vindicates the stance the Greens have taken on these agreements over previous years.

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