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Recycling plant closure shows severity of waste crisis

We already know that plastic is being stockpiled around the country, which presents a fire risk – as we’ve seen in Western Australia – and in some cases it’s being sent to landfill. The closure of the second largest recycling facility in Sydney shows that market conditions are getting worse and our existing system is getting weaker […]

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Nuclear myth-making is a dangerous distraction

Mr Wilson (4:00pm) — I’m glad to make some comments on the tabling of this Environment and Energy Committee report, which covers the inquiry we were tasked with by the Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction to look into the prerequisites for a nuclear power industry in Australia. I should be absolutely clear at the outset, […]

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Bushfires Australia’s first national climate change disaster

Mr Wilson (5:27pm) — I’m glad to join with colleagues across the parliament in reflecting on a terrible and unprecedented summer of bushfires. The summer will be remembered as Australia’s first national climate change disaster. It has occurred on a scale never seen before. It has exacted a brutal toll. It reinforces the fact that Australia […]

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Sports rorts fiasco shows Morrison Government’s contempt

Mr Wilson (1:46pm) — When the Prime Minister pretends there’s nothing wrong with a sports rorts fiasco, he is treating Australians like idiots. Every member of the government who parrots the line that all clubs who received a grant were eligible is treating their community members like idiots. We teach kids in this country to play […]

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New plan needed for environment

Australia’s most endangered marsupial, Gilbert’s potoroo, was almost burnt to extinction in the fire at Two People’s Bay near Albany in 2015. The species was saved by the courageous firefighting and animal rescue efforts on the day. Since that time the painstaking work of local rangers and the valiant Gilbert’s Potoroo Action Group has stabilised […]

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Investment secured for local Fremantle schools

Projects funded through the Local Schools Community Fund include the upgrade of ICT facilities and equipment; playground, landscape, and nature play area improvements; small-scale extension and refurbishment of school buildings such as toilets; and the purchase of new furniture and equipment for learning areas. There was incredibly strong interest from our schools and my office […]

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New report punches holes in Morrison’s so-called waste plan

Global recycling market analysis prepared by consulting firm Sustainable Resource Use has warned the Federal Government that Australia may need to increase local recycling processing capability by 400%. This comes at a time when the scale of plastic recycling in Australia is lower now than it was in 2005, and around the country plastic is […]

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GP costs in Fremantle 2nd highest in WA

Official new data confirms what people in Fremantle already know – that health costs have never been higher than under Scott Morrison.

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Product Stewardship Review: 1000 days and counting

Following confirmation that the Morrison Government’s cornerstone waste project – the National Recycling Investment Fund – was only established this week, we can now add the woefully late review of the Product Stewardship Act to the pile of dormant waste promises made by the Liberals. Announced by then environment Minister Josh Frydenburg on 10 March […]

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Coalition ignores evidence to green light nuclear power

Joint media release from the Hon Mark Butler MP, Shadow Minister for Climate Change And Energy, and Josh Wilson MP, Shadow Assistant Minister for the Environment and Deputy Chair House Standing Committee On The Environment And Energy. The Liberal dominated House Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy today handed down a reportrecommending nuclear power be […]

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