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Government has no formal criteria whilst building Ag White Paper

25 May 2015

Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert has today said it is a major concern that the Government is still going through the approval processes for the well overdue Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper with no clear end in sight.

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So-called offer to see Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement text is farcical

25 May 2015

The Greens spokesperson for Trade, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson provides the following comments on reports that Trade Minister Andrew Robb is offering MPs private briefings and viewings of the Trans Pacific Partnership (subject to confidentiality orders).

Senator Whish-Wilson said, “I have asked questions of Ministers in Question Time, and questions of Ministers and officials in Estimates; the Senate has passed motions calling on the Government to table the text of the TPP well before it is signed; and no one has provided any relevant information at all.

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NATSEM analysis shows Federal Government’s mask is slipping

25 May 2015

The latest analysis from the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM) showing that the federal budget continues to attack the nation’s poorest is an example of the Federal Government’s mask slipping, says Australian Greens spokesperson on families andcommunity services, Senator Rachel Siewert.

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