Greens Healthy Oceans spokesperson, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, has come out in support of a legal challenge to the Queensland Government’s “archaic and shameful” shark culling program in the Great Barrier Reef, the hearing for which will be held in Brisbane today.
Greens Healthy Oceans spokesperson, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, says dire research published today in the Science journal shows accelerated ocean warming and is yet another frightening wake-up call to the Morrison Government and big business to get serious about climate change and the harsh im
Greens Treasury spokesperson, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, says the Productivity Commission Report into the superannuation industry proves once and for all what the Greens have been saying for years – the super system is rigged in the interests of wealthy trustees and fund managers and needs a major overhaul.
There were 15 Senate sitting weeks and 4 weeks of Senate Estimates in parliament in 2018. During the year the Greens have initiated some important Senate Inquiries and participated in many others. The Greens-initiated waste and recycling inquiry report was tabled in June 2018. I made five adjournment speeches, delivered 98 speeches on bills, moved 24 motions (12 of which passed successfully), delivered five Matters of Public Importance speeches and asked 13 questions without notice during Question Time.
Greens Healthy Oceans spokesperson, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, is calling on Australia to put urgent diplomatic pressure on Japan after Japanese Government sources revealed they will withdraw from the International Whaling Commission in a bid to resume commercial whaling.
Australian Greens spokesperson for Healthy Oceans, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, has paid tribute to Sea Shepherd’s flagship the MYSteve Irwin, following its retirement, announced today after a decade of defending the oceans.
Greens Treasury spokesperson, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, provides the following comments alongside the release of the Greens submission in response to the Hayne Royal Commission Interim Report.
Senator Whish-Wilson said, “It’s time to move on from bank-bashing rhetoric to bank-changing policies. If we all agree the system is broken then it’s incumbent on us all to put forward policies to fix the system. We can’t just rely upon political jawboning the banks to make them act properly, it’s going to take serious legislative reform.