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Whale deaths must not be in vain

The Greens have called for action following the death of two whales which have been "dislodged" from the bottom of a Royal Australian Navy ship as it berthed in the US.
Greens spokesperson for Healthy Oceans, Peter Whish-Wilson:
“The Australian Navy are understandably disheartened by this tragic event.
“This is a timely reminder to all of us of our direct and indirect impacts on the oceans and precious marine life.

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Defence projects of concern management creates its own concern

Greens Defence spokesperson, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, commented on the release of the Auditor-General’s report into Defence’s Management of its Projects of Concern.


"The Auditor-General’s finding that Defence no longer has an appropriate framework to manage projects of concern comes as no surprise.


"Defence is basically given a blank cheque.


"For example, the White Paper lists the cost of 12 new submarines at simply ">$50bn".


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Australia must stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia

Australian Greens Defence spokesperson, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, commented today on the US Senate’s call for an end to US support for the Saudi-led coalition’s war in Yemen.


Senator Whish-Wilson said, "The US Senate has taken decisive action in calling for the withdrawal of US support for the Saudi-led coalition by invoking the War Powers Act for the first time in US history.


"The world’s worst humanitarian disaster is unfolding in Yemen. This disaster is primarily the result of the military campaign led by Saudi Arabia.


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Military Catalogue should not be on Saudi Arabia’s shopping list

Greens Defence spokesperson, Peter Whish-Wilson, has called on the Federal Government to declare that none of the defence equipment showcased in the 2019 Australian Military Sales Catalogue will be sold to Saudi Arabia.


Senator Whish-Wilson said, “Last year, Minister Payne said all options were on the table in relation to halting arms sales to Saudi Arabia. But with no further word from the Government and the release of its Military Sales catalogue, it looks like the only option on the table is guns and tanks.


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2018 in Review

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Government must rule out being part of any new Syria air strikes

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