In an extraordinary revelation today, former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has written in a letter to the Senate Inquiry detailing how the Government came to the decision to donate $444.3 million to a small private Foundation.Read More
As the Minister responsible for Australia’s World Heritage sites, Minister Price needs to clarify if the values of the Sydney Opera House have been compromised by the proposal to make it a billboard.Read More
Scott Morrison has today admitted in The Australian newspaper that he is responsible for the decision to grant almost half a billion dollars in taxpayers’ money to a small private foundation in one hit.Read More
The latest leaks from within the Abbott-Turnbull-Morrison Government reported by The Saturday Paper confirm the now Prime Minister Scott Morrison was the architect of the decision to grant almost half a billion dollars in taxpayers’ money to a small private foundation.Read More
Anyone who is concerned about water resources, whether it be from an environmental or an agricultural perspective, should be alarmed by the Government’s decision not to invoke the water trigger on a dam and pipeline associated with the Adani project.Read More
Labor is alarmed at news today that the Adani Carmichael project has allegedly breached environmental approval conditions by sinking six dewatering bores, clearing vegetation and undertaking roadworks.Read More
Labor’s commitment to protection of the Reef is long standing. We value it as the natural wonder it is and for the jobs it supports in Queensland.Read More
A Shorten Labor Government will terminate the Grant Agreement between the Environment Department and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation, and demand the Foundation return unspent funds to Australian taxpayers.Read More
Labor will always call out and oppose attempts to ridicule, offend, insult, humiliate or intimidate people for their ethnic origin or faith.Read More
The Abbott Turnbull Morrison Government are not serious when it comes to building new dams. They treat dams as thought bubbles and change their minds on these so called schemes more quickly than they change leaders. People in northern Australia will be sceptical. And rightly so.Read More
The new Minister for Citizenship, David Coleman, must urgently explain what steps he will take to clear the massive back log of citizenship applications.Read More
Labor has today committed to reverse the largest removal of area from conservation in history.Read More
The Australian Parliament has just locked in the largest removal of area under conservation in history.Read More
A Shorten Labor Government will ensure that public good research will be led by Australia’s world leading research agencies.Read More
Today in both the Senate and the House of Representatives the Government again could not answer the direct question about how much money the Great Barrier Reef Foundation has fundraised.
For months the Government has been claiming the reason it gave nearly half a billion dollars to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation, rather than using the normal Government agencies, was because the Foundation has a unique capacity to leverage private investment. It has now emerged exactly how the foundation goes on to spend the money that it has leveraged.Read More
The entire basis the Government gave for it’s half a billion dollar give away to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation has collapsed.
The reason the Government gave was they repeatedly said that this Foundation was capable of leveraging $80 million or $90 million worth of private money. The Foundation has been claiming $80 million, the Government’s been claiming $90 million. Neither are correct.
In extraordinary new revelations, the Australian has today reported that the Expenditure Review Committee determined to “seek a commercial partner for a (Great Barrier) reef plan” on 28 March 2018. This was 11 days prior to the meeting with the Prime Minister, Josh Frydenberg and Dr John Schubert where he gave the foundation $444 million of public money.Read More
Last night on the ABC program 7:30, the Prime Minister was unable to point to any policy or probity behind his decision to award almost half a billion dollars of taxpayers money to a Foundation with six staff. He then went on to make a series of misleading claims.Read More
Yesterday, Labor sought assurances from the Government that they would send a senior Minister to the International Whaling Commission (IWC) to oppose moves by Japan to lift the global moratorium on commercial whaling.