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Public confidence in Australia’s environment laws undermined by Tasmanian and federal bureaucrats

Public confidence in Australia’s environment laws has been undermined by disturbing reports of Tasmanian and federal bureaucrats politicising science surrounding the tragic decline of the swift parrot.

Quotes attributable to Greens Senator for lutruwita/Tasmania, Peter Whish-Wilson: 

“Reports that Tasmanian and federal bureaucrats appear to have taken actions to politicise the science surrounding the sad decline of swift parrots are a shocking betrayal of public trust in our governments. 

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Greens plan to save our Tassie devil

The Greens have outlined a plan to save the Tasmanian devil and called on the Liberals and Labor to adopt the comprehensive measures required to protect this iconic species. 

Federal funding has been critical to the Tasmanian devil’s survival, but this ended in 2017 despite their recovery from the infectious cancer that decimated their population being far from over.

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Australian Greens ready for the climate change election

Australian Greens Leader Senator Richard Di Natale has welcomed the official start of the election campaign, declaring that the party has never been better equipped to offer a progressive alternative to the old parties. 
 
“We’re ready. On May 18, we’ll give the Australian people a genuine alternative to the old parties, one that offers a positive plan for Australia that will create a better future for all of us,” Sen. Di Natale said.
 

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Immediate action required for King Island Brown Thornbill

Greens Senator for Tasmania, Peter Whish-Wilson, has welcomed the Australian National University’s recent discovery of the critically endangered King Island brown thornbill and called for immediate action from the Federal Government. 

 

Senator Whish-Wilson said, "Finally some good news for Australian wildlife and particularly for King Island, home to two of the top five bird species most likely to become extinct.

 

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Senate report provides national blueprint to solve recycling crisis and calls for single-use plastic ban

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Liberals reject recommendation to establish Antarctic research institute leaving Hobart high and dry

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2016 in Brief

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