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The government has fallen in line with industry spin on Regional Forest Agreements

Janet Rice 13 Sep 2016

I also rise to speak to the motion that the Senate take note of the Australian and Tasmanian Government Response to the Review of the Implementation of the Tasmanian Regional Forest Agreement for the Period 2007-2012. We have had regional forest agreements for almost 20 years. The very first of them, the East Gippsland Regional Forest Agreement, is due to expire in February next year. This Tasmanian one is due to expire soon after, later next year.

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Turnbull caves in on plebiscite funding

Janet Rice 13 Sep 2016

Turnbull caves in on plebiscite funding

The Greens have urged Labor to fully commit to block any marriage equality plebiscite, after Cabinet proposed a date, question and campaign funding for the government’s proposed plebiscite.

“Malcolm Turnbull has caved in to his backbench again,” said the Greens LGBTIQ spokesperson Senator Janet Rice.

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Greens condemn Government’s response to Tasmanian RFA Review

Janet Rice 12 Sep 2016

The Government’s response to the Tasmanian Regional Forest Agreement is an endorsement of the industry’s unsustainability and unviability, the Greens say.

“This weasel-worded response completely ignores the fact that native forest logging is an industry stuck in the 19th and 20th Centuries at the behest of vested interests,” said Senator Janet Rice, forest spokesperson for the Australian Greens.

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Release APVMA cost-benefit analysis, say Greens

Release APVMA cost-benefit analysis, say Greens

The Greens have called on the Agriculture Minister to release the cost-benefit analysis of moving almost 200 staff at the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority from Canberra to Armidale NSW.

"Right now, it appears Mr Joyce is uprooting the lives of nearly 200 specialist staff and their families for his own political purposes,” said the Australian Greens agriculture spokesperson Senator Janet Rice.

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