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CSIRO cuts Senate Report: Australia must value the work of our climate scientists

Chair of the Senate Select Committee into the Scrutiny of Government Budget Measures and Greens Senator for Tasmania, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, provides the following comments on the release of the Senate Inquiry Report into the CSIRO budget cuts.

Senator Whish-Wilson said, “What is clear from this entire debacle is that both the Australian Government and the CSIRO management has at no stage placed any value on the work being done by the CSIRO climate scientists.

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Last minute to midnight resolution for CSIRO climate scientists still equals cuts and uncertainty

Chairman of the Senate Select Committee into the Scrutiny of Government Budget Measures, and Greens Senator for Tasmania, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, offers the following comments on today's Senate Hearing.

Senator Whish-Wilson said, "Today we finally have a small sense of clarity about the final numbers of CSIRO environmental and climate scientists that will lose their jobs as a result of the cuts put in place by the Liberal Government.

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ASIC announcement an admission of 3 wasted years under the Liberals

Greens spokesperson for Finance, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, says the last minute rush to fix financial regulation is an admission by the Government that they have wasted their three years in office.

Senator Whish-Wilson said, “I am pleased that the government has made this ASIC announcement today as it perfectly highlights that they have spent their time in office heading in the wrong direction when it comes to financial regulation.

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Shorten must walk the talk on local steel and oppose the TPP

The Australian Greens' trade spokesperson, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, today called on the Labor Party to commit to opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in the wake of Bill Shorten's comments about Arrium Steel.

Bill Shorten said yesterday that he would require all levels of government to buy local steel, and asked the rhetorical question, "What's wrong with requiring Australian content in the steel?"

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Greens to move motion calling for Royal Commission into the Financial Sector

When the Senate resumes the week commencing 18 April the Greens will again move a motion calling for the establishment of a Royal Commission into the Financial Sector. The Greens last moved this motion on the 24 June 2015 at which time it was opposed by the Labor Party and the Coalition Government.

Greens Finance spokesperson,  Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, said, "It's time to work out where everybody stands on this. The Australian public are clamouring for Royal Commission to root out crime and misconduct in the financial sector.

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