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Scott Morrison’s lofty waste claims don’t match reality

Scott Morrison wants people to believe his Government’s late and light-touch waste reforms make up for its gross failures on climate change and environmental protection. While he will continue to make superficial and shiny claims, the reality is another area of policy bungles, ramping plastic production and underachievement.


Government must not repeat past mistakes on heritage reform

Labor has always said that First Nations peoples must be at the centre of decision-making on all the key issues – including heritage protection – if Australia is to make real progress in closing the gap and reconciliation.


Morrison’s NDIS locking most vulnerable out

Deputy Speaker, rather than working to strengthen the NDIS this government has removed the reasonable and necessary test, introduced independent assessments with a clear intention of restricting access, made it harder to appeal NDIS decisions, and explored other ways to push people off the NDIS and into less suitable mainstream services.


Voter ID law is voter suppression

Make no mistake, make no mistake, this bill is a cheap and nasty piece of self-interested, anti-democratic bastardry whose only purpose is to give this awful, hopeless, shameless, desperate, do-nothing, stand-for-nothing government a chance of squeaking back into office, squeaking back into office, while Australians have their democratic rights trampled over by the by the rorters and the wasters and the scandal-mongers of those opposite. It is disgusting


South Metro under pressure from skills crisis

Josh Wilson MP Member for Fremantle said locals will miss out on job opportunities coming out of the pandemic because Scott Morrison has failed to address the nation’s chronic skills crisis.


Corporations Amendment worsens access to justice

All of the people with expertise in this field, who have an interest in the proper conduct and carriage of justice, and who have been advocates in the past for genuine reform that might address costs issues, have judged this to be an absolute lemon. It’s a dog with fleas, and yet here we are in the penultimate week of the parliamentary year, having this rushed through. It is designed to protect the interests of large corporate defendants. It is designed to make it harder for ordinary Australians, whether they’re their cattle farmers or women who are injured by a faulty medical device or people injured through asbestos or anything else, to make their opportunity to get fair and just compensation harder. It is a terrible piece of law and it should be rejected by this House.


Dishonest, incompetent Morrison Government must go

In 2019, the Prime Minister ridiculed electric vehicles. Now he pretends that hydrogen only happened yesterday. The truth is the man who with every passing day piles untruth upon untruth in a kind of dishonest lasagne is trying to bury the falsehood from 2019 with a brand-new falsehood.


Déjà vu as Morrison’s waste claims turn out to be rubbish

Plastic recycling is getting worse according to a report issued by the Australian Packaging Covenant this week.


Offshore wind power welcome but overdue

There is not any doubt that Australia needs leadership on climate change and energy, that we need relief from the burdens and the costs of climate change. We need the benefits of lower energy costs, reduced pollution and new jobs from the renewable energy and green tech economy. But all we get is an empty blue pamphlet and slogans.


Juukan Gorge travesty could happen again tomorrow

When the action so far in response to the Juukan Gorge disaster has been the usual government gobbledygook about initiating consultation, and convening further meetings in the future, and better operationalizing existing departmental responsibilities, there’s not a lot of cause for hope.

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