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Federal Liberal Government has no credibility on super trawlers

19 Apr 2015

The Greens spokesperson for Fisheries, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson attended today’s community rally against the Super Trawler in Hobart and provides the following comment about the ongoing debate.

Senator Whish-Wilson said “Senator Richard Colbeck has done everything possible to avoid scrutiny in his handling over super trawlers fishing in Australian waters.

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ANZ’s entry into Financial Advice mess shows Royal Commission still needed

16 Apr 2015

The Greens spokesperson for Consumer Affairs, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, says that revelations that ANZ charged 8,500 clients for a service they never received shows that more needs to be done to root out problems in the sector.

Senator Whish-Wilson said, “It has only taken a few Senate inquiry hearings to pressure the banks to reveal systemic problems within the financial advice sector.

“Imagine what might be exposed if a Royal Commission was established and given powers to investigate the sector properly.

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"Protection of Word 'Anzac' Regulations" should be reviewed in light of Woolworths debacle

15 Apr 2015

The Greens spokesperson for Veterans’ Affairs, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, welcomes the intervention by the Minister Michael Ronaldson in Woolworths’ misuse of the word Anzac, but says more needs to be done to prevent the commercialisation of the Anzac commemoration.

Senator Whish-Wilson said, “The Anzac commemoration means many things to many people, but what it should never become is a crass commercial opportunity where companies try to leverage an association for their brand.

“This kind of crass commercialisation only serves to undermine the meaning of the commemoration for the Australian people.

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