A Senate inquiry report looking into the funding and organisational structure needed to ensure the sustainability of Landcare was last night tabled in the Senate. Greens spokesperson on Agriculture, Senator Rachel Siewert, was on the committee for the inquiry; she today emphasised how important it is that the report be considered for the future of Landcare and natural resource management.
Australian Greens spokesperson on health, Dr Richard Di Natale, and Greens spokesperson on agriculture, Senator Rachel Siewert, today responded to a finding from the World Health Organisation that glyphosate, the principle compound in Roundup ‘probably’ causes cancer.
Despite opposing the forced closure of remote communities in WA, Labor has failed to support Senator Siewert’s motion calling on the Government to abandon the healthy welfare card which could significantly impact those same communities.
With Treasurer Joe Hockey briefing the Coalition Party Room on the budget today, he should take the opportunity to abandon cruel social security measures such as those that hurt pensioners and people under 30, says Greens spokesperson on community services, Senator Rachel Siewert.
Greens Senator Rachel Siewert has slammed news today that the Government will press on with a Healthy Welfare Card as a form of income management for struggling communities, despite the release of an evaluation in December that proved the system to be largely unsuccessful.