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Adam slams the Trans Pacific Partnership in Parliament

We have the opportunity now—not after the next election if there's a change of government and not at some time in the future, but right now—to send the government back to the drawing board to negotiate an agreement that does not include investor-state dispute resolution provisions and that does not weaken labour rights in this country. We know, because we've heard everyone except the government say it during the course of this debate and in public, that this TPP agreement weakens local labour laws. And it does that by including provisions in it that allow other countries to have workers sent here, and those workers come here without labour-market testing. They come here without an adequate assessment of skills, and they end up getting exploited. They get exploited because they're brought here and while they're here they very often get told, 'We're going to pay you substandard wages and conditions and, if you arc up, we will send you back.' Not only does it exploit those overseas workers but it means local wages and conditions get depressed as well. We know this because we've been saying this for some time, and the unions have been saying it for some time, and independent experts have been saying it for some time.  
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Angus Taylor is the Grim Reaper for renewable energy

Angus Taylor is the Grim Reaper for renewable energy The government’s admission that it has no renewable energy policy is a direct threat to our way of life, said Greens climate change and energy spokesperson, Adam Bandt MP. In Question Time yesterday Mr Bandt asked Energy Minister Angus Taylor whether he would support a temporary extension of the Renewable Energy Target (RET) for the life of the next Parliament. This extension would prevent investment in renewables grinding to a halt while the next government works out a new policy. In response, Taylor said:
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Greens launch push for parliamentary commission of inquiry into the failures of deregulation and privatisation of electricity retailers.

Greens launch push for parliamentary commission of inquiry into the failures of deregulation and privatisation of electricity retailers.   Greens Acting Leader and energy spokesperson, Adam Bandt MP, today announced that the Greens will introduce a bill into both the Senate and the House of Representatives to establish a parliamentary commission of inquiry into the excessive profiteering and the failure of deregulation and privatisation of the retail electricity sector.    The Greens will seek talks with Labor as well as with Coalition backbenchers calling for a Royal Commission into electricity retailers to determine whether or not they are serious about winding back the privatisation and deregulation that have led to excessive power bills.  
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