Australian Greens spokesperson on Marine issues has labelled Tony Abbott quietly granting exploration permits on marine sanctuaries as ‘yet another shameless example of his Government prioritising the dirty fuel industry over the environment".
Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert said today that the Australian Government should be ashamed that incarceration rates continue to climb and that deaths in custody are still occurring as we make the 24th year of the tabling of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody report in federal parliament.
After harrowing evidence of disability abuse in institutional and residential settings revealed in Perth on Friday, Australian Greens spokesperson for disabilities and Committee Chair Senator Rachel Siewert said Minister Morton’s defence of the WA’s system for protecting people with disability is ‘conflicting with utterly distressing evidence delivered just last week’.
Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert has welcomed increased emergency funding to handle further detection of Panama disease, Tropical Race 4 (Fusarium wilt) in Queensland, but said more must be done to quickly establish the origins of the disease and increase preventative measures.
A much anticipated national inquiry into abuse of people with disability in institutional and residential settings in Australia will kick-off today in Perth. Greens spokesperson on Disability and Committee Chair, Senator Rachel Siewert, initiated the inquiry and said people with disability and disability groups will be relieved that the inquiry is now underway.