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Plain Packaging victory is outstanding for public health but ISDS still hangs like a Damocles sword over Australian democracy

Greens spokesperson for Trade, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson welcomes Australia’s victory in the Investor-State Dispute-Settlement (ISDS) case against Phillip Morris over plain packaging laws.

“Plain packaging has proven to be an effective public policy tool to reduce smoking rates in Australia. Unfortunately as a nation we have signed up to trade and investment treaties that have given corporations the right to sue us for making laws that might impinge on a foreign corporation’s profits.

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Greens to inject $664 million into Medicare

Australian Greens spokesperson health, Senator Richard Di Natale, was joined today by Tasmanian Senator, Peter Whish-Wilson, at an AMA conference in Hobart to announce an additional $664 million in Medicare funding.

“We’re pleased to announce today that the Greens commit to injecting an additional 664 million dollars into Medicare,” said Senator Di Natale.

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Greens bring campaign against “bad science” to Tasmania

Australian Greens health spokesperson, Dr Richard Di Natale, has been campaigning in Victoria against the false and unscientific health claims made by opponents of wind energy. Today he joins Senator Peter Whish-Wilson to bring that campaign to Tasmania.

“As a doctor I cannot stand idly by while false health claims are being used to undermine the transition to clean energy,” said Senator Di Natale.

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