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The auto components industry is in crisis and we need to move fast

The Australian Greens recognise that there are significant challenges facing the industries and the workforces of Australia's automotive manufacturing sector. This Senate inquiry into the future of the automotive industry has brought to light very important evidence demonstrating how these challenges are impacting the various businesses, workers and communities engaged with automotive manufacturing currently in Australia. There are so many people and businesses who stand to be directly and significantly impacted by the changes ahead in our auto industry.

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Greens vote down Turnbull government’s attacks on Australian shipping

Greens vote down Turnbull government’s attacks on Australian shipping

The Greens, Labor and Senate crossbenchers have prevented the government’s attacks on Australian coastal shipping by voting down the Shipping Legislation Amendment Bill 2015.

“The Senate has done its job in blocking this government’s misguided deregulation agenda,” said Senator Janet Rice, the Australian Greens transport spokesperson.

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Shipping deregulation bill to hit choppy waters in the senate

Shipping deregulation bill to hit choppy waters in the senate

The Greens will oppose the Turnbull government’s attempts to deregulate Australian coastal shipping.

“It is vital that we retain a strong local shipping workforce and industry,” said Senator Janet Rice, Australian Greens spokesperson for transport.

“The government’s agenda changes will give an unfair competitive advantage to foreign-flagged vessels employing low-waged crew.

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Motion: get moving on the Port-Rail Shuttle

The Senate –

1. Notes:

a) The federal government committed $38 million of Commonwealth funds to the Port-Rail Shuttle project in Victoria.

b) The Port-Rail Shuttle project would create a rail connection between the Port of Melbourne and three inland ports. This rail connection would reduce diesel use and pollution from Victorian containerised freight movements and would remove up to 3500 trucks from residential streets in Melbourne’s west every day.

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