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.
Greens Senator for Tasmania and Chair of the Senate Select Committee into the Scrutiny of Government Budget Measures, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, will use tomorrow’s hearing into CSIRO cuts to get to the bottom of the supposed final job loss numbers announced today.
Supporting the transition of workers from declining industries into secure, sustainable jobs-rich industries.
The Greens are committed to supporting the transition of workers from declining industries into secure, sustainable jobs-rich industries. The federal government should be a key player in transitioning industries and ensuring workers are supported through those changes.
Supporting industries which protect workers’ rights and have an emphasis on environmental sustainability is a Greens priority at both the local and national level. The Greens advocate for the provision of direct industry assistance towards the energy efficiency and renewable energy industries, in order to spur research and development, overcome market inertia, create secure employment and rapidly decarbonise the economy.
Authorised by D. Lawson, Australian Greens, Parliament House, Canberra 2600