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Question: Illegal Imports

Question on Notice, Monday 12 September 2011

(Question No. 893)

Senator Rhiannon asked the Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs, upon notice, on 25 July 2011:

(1)   In regard to the illegal importation of dog and cat fur products, over the past 5 years how many reported incidents have there been and:

   (a)   what action has been taken to investigate these incidents;

   (b)   have there been any prosecutions; and

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Tough times for NSW under Coalition razor gang cuts

Responding to the leaked Coalition report that the opposition razor gang is looking for $70 billion in budget cuts Greens Senator for NSW Lee Rhiannon has said she is concerned an Abbott led government would make life tougher for people living in NSW. (The Australian today).

"Public services across NSW will suffer if the Liberals and Nationals form government at the next election,” Senator Rhiannon said.

“The hardship will be considerable as the Coalition parties will target public services, like health and education.

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