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The Tasmanian Greens today called for a tripartisan commitment to oppose the Liberal Party’s latest moves to introduce a deeply unfair GST distribution model that will cost frontline jobs in Tasmania.
Greens Treasury spokesperson Tim Morris was responding to reports that the Western Australian government would use its support for lowering the GST threshold on online purchases as “leverage” to force the Commonwealth to support a per-capita GST distribution model.
The Tasmanian Greens Leader Nick McKim today welcomed the safe return of Greenpeace activist Colin Russell to his family in Tasmania.
“On behalf of the many, many Tasmanians who supported Colin and the Arctic 30, the Greens want to wish him a big welcome home,” Mr McKim said.
The Tasmanian Greens today warned that the Federal Liberal government’s move on bulk-billing doctor visits will impact on many Tasmanians’ ability to access health services.
Greens Health spokesperson Paul O’Halloran MP challenged the state Liberal Health Shadow Jeremy Rockliff, to stand up and oppose Tony Abbott’s proposed wind back of the bulk billing system.
The Tasmanian Greens today renewed calls for increased funding to the Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania and other community legal organisations.
Greens Justice spokesperson Kim Booth MP said that Labor had failed to recognise the need for increased funding and that the Abbott Government’s outrageous decision to drastically cut funding further had spun the issue into crisis.
The Tasmanian Greens today backed the George Town Residents and Rate Payers Association in their criticism of the Director of Local Government’s report into the performance of the George Town Council.
The Tasmanian Greens Leader Nick McKim MP today welcomed the formal gazetting of the first tranche of more than 95,000 hectares of forests reserved, as required by the Tasmanian Forests Agreement Act (2013).
“This means close to 100,000 hectares of precious high conservation value forest are officially protected in state law, underpinning their new World Heritage Area status,” Mr McKim said.