Voting for a Coalition Government risks bringing back the Supertrawler and ending new funding for independent science in the Small Pelagic Fishery
Today in the Senate the Coalition voted against a joint motion from Greens Senator Peter Whish-Wilson and Labor Senator Lin Thorp that would have ensured that approximately $1M of funding for independent fisheries science into the risks of industrial scale fishing would continue.
Support for marriage equality has continued to grow today with 28 Senators voting in support of the Greens’ international same-sex marriage bill, including a member of the Opposition who crossed the floor.
Greens stand with Tasmanian wine producers as industry group responds with concern to Government’s TFA funded expansion plans
There is concern across the Tasmanian wine industry that Tasmanian Forestry Agreement (TFA) funding will be used to push for investment in new "supply driven" growth - in the form of significant new vineyard plantings - leading to the quadrupling of the industry over the next 10 years.