Media Release – Next stop on Tanya Plibersek’s road to ruin for jobs and investment on Tasmania’s West Coast reached

30 November 2023 In officially making a decision to begin consultation on an EPBC Act decision made under the Gillard Government over a decade ago to allow salmon farming in Macquarie Harbour, Tanya Plibersek has caved to three activist organisations: the Bob Brown Foundation, Australia Institute, and Albanese Government-funded Environmental Defenders Office. This is rather [...]

By |2023-11-30T12:50:57+11:00November 30th, 2023|Media Releases|

Media Release – Infrastructure review a guise for less Commonwealth funding

16 November 2023 Under the cover of a Federal infrastructure review, the Albanese Government has pulled out from under the rug Coalition funding arrangements that saw Tasmania win big on Commonwealth money. While cutting $16 million to the Old Surrey Road and Massy-Greene Drive project near Burnie, a project that local Labor Senator Anne Urquhart [...]

By |2023-11-16T14:52:18+11:00November 16th, 2023|Media Releases|

Media Release – Environment Minister can’t cave to environment groups to gain inner-city votes

11 November 2023 The selling out of regional Tassie jobs to gain inner-city votes and appease agenda-fuelled groups couldn’t be a more obvious backdrop for the Albanese Government posturing to dump the salmon industry. The Environment Minister’s revisit of an EPBC Act decision made under Labor Government over a decade ago is based on the [...]

By |2023-11-11T09:22:16+11:00November 11th, 2023|Media Releases|

Media Release – Local Labor MPs and Senators sitting idly by while infrastructure funds slip from Tasmania

10 November 2023 The Federal Government’s bleak record on infrastructure funding is being compounded by the failure of local Tasmania Labor Assistant Minister for Infrastructure Carol Brown to retain Federal funding that is already allocated to our state. The months-delayed infrastructure review sees the Albanese Government’s razor gang examine how many millions of dollars to [...]

By |2023-11-10T10:47:13+11:00November 10th, 2023|Media Releases|

Joint Media Release – Senator Jonno Duniam and Senator Susan McDonald – Government’s ongoing fisheries failures to hurt consumers as fish and chips prices set to rise

25 October 2023 Senator Murray Watt’s impotence as a Cabinet Minister and indifference for stakeholders even in his own portfolios has crashed to a new low following a Senate Estimates hearing in Canberra. Asked a succession of questions late on Tuesday about the Albanese Government’s cave-in to UNESCO’s demand to install a ban on gillnet [...]

By |2023-10-25T13:42:48+11:00October 25th, 2023|Media Releases|

Media Release – Indigenous Cultural Heritage Laws in tatters following disastrous WA lesson

24 October 2023 Labor’s planned Indigenous cultural heritage laws are in tatters following explosive revelations at Senate Estimates that the reforms have been delayed indefinitely. In the evening session of the Senate Environment and Communications Estimates hearing on Monday, representatives from the Department of Climate Change, Energy, Environment and Water admitted that it was “unclear” [...]

By |2023-10-24T08:10:11+11:00October 24th, 2023|Media Releases|

Media Release – Labor’s botched handling of environmental law reforms jeopardises its passage

13 October 2023 Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek is miles off her own deadlines to reform the EPBC Act and has not genuinely engaged with the Opposition, putting at risk any meaningful passage of the legislation. Minister Plibersek recently spoke with a regional media outlet to state that the first consultation on EPBC Act changes will [...]

By |2023-10-13T14:13:58+11:00October 13th, 2023|Media Releases|

Media Release – Albanese Government’s Antarctic funding crisis needs urgent attention

4 October 2023 The Albanese Government has serious and urgent questions to answer about the mismanagement of funding for Antarctic science and research, following a series of concerning revelations at the first day of Senate inquiry hearings in Hobart today. Today’s evidence was headlined by comments from the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) that [...]

By |2023-10-05T08:42:25+11:00October 4th, 2023|Media Releases|

Media Release – 10 things Anthony Albanese needs to do for Tasmania

3 October 2023 With Anthony Albanese and his cabinet in Tasmania today, here are 10 things that the Labor Government should focus on: Exempting Macquarie Point stadium from GST calculations Backing in all Coalition projects that are in doubt from the 90 day infrastructure project review Guaranteeing the West Coast salmon industry’s future Ap