Tourism

Australia has some of the most spectacular tourism destinations in the world.  

World Heritage areas like the Great Barrier Reef, Kakadu and the Wet Tropics are famous for their natural values and tourism experience. Protecting these places is in the interest of our natural heritage and our economy: tourism brings in around $35 billion each year and employs over half a million people. 

The mining boom has driven up the Australian dollar which has seen tourism demand take a hit. 

The Greens are working to bring balance to the economy and ensuring Australia’s position as a world-class tourist destination is maintained by protecting our natural wonders. 

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More cricket is needed in Launceston to build our sporting tourism reputation

23 Jun 2014

Launceston resident and Greens Senator for Tasmania, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson offers the following comment on the International and Domestic cricket scheduling for the 2014-15 Summer.

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Tourism council should back World Heritage

02 Jun 2014

The Greens have called on the tourism industry to back the campaign to save the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

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Old parties put tourism jewels at risk

29 Aug 2013

The Australian Greens have pledged a $100 million boost for tourism marketing as the old parties threaten to destroy our tourism jewels and the half a million jobs that rely on them. "Our natural attractions are Australia's biggest tourism drawcards," Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne said.

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PROMOTING AUSTRALIA TO THE WORLD SUPPORTING OUR TOURISM INDUSTRY

29 Aug 2013

Australia's status as a desirable destination means the tourism industry will continue to grow if we promote ourselves effectively and protect our greatest tourism asset, the natural environment, including the Great Barrier Reef and the Tarkine.

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Is it true we live in a society and not an economy? - Economics Q&A

27 Aug 2013 | 6:00 pm

You’re invited to this discussion and Q&A with economists Graeme Wells and Senator Peter Whish-Wilson and Corporate Governance Lecturer Tom Baxter

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91% of Tasmanians support container deposit solution good for the environment, good for our wildlife, and good for our tourism brand

18 Aug 2013

Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, Australian Greens spokesperson for both tourism and recycling, returned from this week's 2013 Tasmanian Tourism Conference on "sustainable tourism" shocked to find the event was sponsored by Coca-Cola, a giant multinational which uses corporate lobbying power and deep pockets to block and dismantle popular "refund" or "deposit" recycling schemes, all around the world.

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East Coast Community Lunch

25 Aug 2013 | 1:30 am

Come along to Picanniny Point and join Senator Peter Whish-Wilson for a warming winter lunch hosted by Klaas and Andy.

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Community Meeting - Hawley House

15 Aug 2013 | 6:30 pm

Join Australian Greens Senator Peter Whish-Wilson for an open discussion about issues concerning Hawley Beach and Shearwater, Including the challenge of tackling the Supermarket Duoploly

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Butler's latest Tarkine mine approval: another political ploy that ignores experts and long-term prosperity

05 Aug 2013

Australian Greens Senator Peter Whish-Wilson said today that Environment Minister Mark Butler's decision on the proposed Venture Minerals open-cut mine in the Tarkine is a political ploy in a marginal electorate on the first day of a Federal election.

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New Minister should consult experts on Tarkine

24 Jul 2013

Australian Greens Senator Peter Whish-Wilson said today that Environment Minister Mark Butler should be spending time in Tasmania talking to experts on the endangered species under threat by Tarkine mine proposals.

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