Filter Articles

Estimates: Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee: Agriculture and Water Resources Portfolio: Australian Livestock Export Corporation Limited

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Awassi sheep/Live export

Senator RHIANNON: Mr Thompson or Ms Clegg, I want to ask about mortality figures. Do you believe that the mortality figures reported to the department from the each shipment are accurate? What I'm trying to understand is on what you base this belief, considering crew are throwing carcasses into hoggers or overboard?

Read more

Estimates: Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee: Agriculture and Water Resources Portfolio: Meat & Livestock Australia

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Live export

Senator RHIANNON: Mr Norton, did you watch 60 Minutes on 8 April?

Mr Norton : Yes.

Senator RHIANNON: What was your response?

Mr Norton : I thought it was quite shocking.

Senator RHIANNON: Considering your position at MLA, in that context, what was your response?

Mr Norton : Again, I thought that the whole situation was quite shocking to watch.

Read more

Motion: Housing affordability

Lee Rhiannon 6 Jun 2018

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (16:04): I, and also on behalf of Senator Cameron, move:

That the Senate:

(a) notes that:

   (i) according to the Anglicare Australia 2018 Rental Affordability Snapshot, only 6% of surveyed rental properties nationwide were affordable and appropriate for households on government income support payments,

   (ii) the same research showed that for households on the minimum wage only 28% of surveyed rental properties nationwide were suitable, and

Read more

Joyce support for Rinehart pet project another example of why we need national anti-corruption watchdog: Greens

Lee Rhiannon 6 Jun 2018

MEDIA RELEASE - June 4 2018

Joyce support for Rinehart pet project another example of why we need national anti-corruption watchdog: Greens

Reports that as Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce lobbied the Prime Minister and oversaw his Department donating $60,000 of public money for Gina Rinehart’s pet project just months before receiving a $40,000 personal cheque from Mrs Rinehart shows the need for a national anti-corruption watchdog to investigate, says Greens Leader Dr Richard Di Natale.

Read more

Turnbull under fire over sneaky move on semi-automatic firearms

MEDIA RELEASE – 30 May 2018

Turnbull under fire over sneaky move on semi-automatic firearms

The Greens are calling on the Turnbull government to uphold the National Firearm Agreement and ban two rapid-fire weapons that are about to hit the Australian market.

The two weapons causing concern are the rapid-fire Verney Carron Speedline Rifle and the Verney-Carron Veloce Shotgun.

Read more