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5 years 7 months ago
Greens to move for referendum on pulp mill legislation

The Tasmanian Greens today said that if Premier Lara Giddings follows through on her threat to table further enabling legislation for the Tamar Valley pulp mill, they would have no choice but to move no confidence in her government.

Greens Leader Nick McKim MP said that the Greens also intended to move an amendment to the new doubts removal Bill so that it could not commence unless it received support at a referendum on the legislation, to be held in conjunction with the upcoming election.

5 years 8 months ago
New Greens campaign site rolls out achievement record

Tasmanian Greens Leader Nick McKim today launched a key part of the Greens online strategy for the 2014 election.

The Greens’ new innovative social media campaign website, www.tasgreensdeliver.com breaks new ground in the use of social media in Tasmanian State election campaigns.

5 years 8 months ago
Come clean on companies bidding for pulp mill permit

The Tasmanian Greens today demanded that the government or Gunns Ltd receiver Korda Mentha release the names of the companies bidding for the proposed Tamar Valley pulp mill.

Greens Leader Nick Mckim MP said that Tasmanians deserve to know who the companies are so that their corporate history can be assessed.

5 years 8 months ago
Greens rule out support for 'doubts removal' legislation

The Tasmanian Greens responded to news reports today that the Labor Party is planning to recall parliament to force through enabling legislation for the Tamar Valley pulp mill, with the support of the Liberals.

Greens Leader Nick McKim MP described the pulp mill antics of the Labor and Liberal parties as phony political posturing designed to divide Tasmania ahead of the upcoming election.

5 years 8 months ago
Labor & Liberal complacency will consign devil to extinction

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.

5 years 8 months ago
West Coast Wilderness Railway up and running

The Tasmanian Greens Tourism spokesperson Tim Morris MP today applauded the return of the West Coast Wilderness Railway.

“It’s great to see the railway back up and running, supporting local employment and community spirit in the midst of a peak tourist season for Tasmania,” Mr Morris said.

5 years 8 months ago
Double demerit penalties would boost road safety 

The Tasmanian Greens today renewed their commitment to pursue a double demerit point penalty trial on Tasmanian roads, based on strong evidence supporting the effectiveness of the measure.

Greens Infrastructure spokesperson Tim Morris MP said the Greens’ proposed three-year trial would apply to selected weekends and public holidays.           

 

5 years 8 months ago
Liberals are coming for Tasmania's GST share 

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.

5 years 8 months ago
Welcome home Colin Russell

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.

5 years 8 months ago
Bulk billing under attack by Abbott Liberals

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.

 

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