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Greens motion calling for formal review of glyphosate defeated in Senate

A Greens motion calling for a formal review into glyphosate to be conducted by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) and calling on Monsanto to publicly release its scientific data has been defeated in the Senate. 

“I’m disappointed that Labor and the government rejected this motion, which comes in the wake of the court decision in the USA last week and has potentially huge health and legal liability ramifications here in Australia,” said Senator Janet Rice, Australian Greens agriculture spokesperson.

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PM telling drought-stricken farmers to adapt to climate change while failing to tackle carbon pollution, say Greens

The Prime Minister touring drought-stricken NSW and QLD telling farmers they have to be resilient and adapt to climate change is a slap in the face when his Government is failing to take any real action in the face of climate catastrophe, say the Greens.

“Rapidly reducing carbon pollution is the best thing the Turnbull government can do to help our farmers. That means ending the system of rigged politics that favours Mr Turnbull’s fossil fuel industry mates at the expense of our farmers and environment,” says Greens agriculture spokesperson Senator Janet Rice.

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