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. 

International marriage vote shows progress towards equality

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 slam Tasmanian forest payouts management

The Australian Greens have slammed the design and management of the recent $45 million Tasmanian forest contractor exit program after the release today of a Senate inquiry report into the program.

Greens Amend Whistleblower Legislation

The Australian Greens have successfully amended Labor's whistleblower legislation to ensure that our environment will be protected.

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.