Infrastructure Investment Having stronger infrastructure supports a better society. By increasing infrastructure investment we can provide better hospitals, schools, roads, rail, clean energy and a better environment. A Core Business of Government Public infrastructure is a core business of government. Roads and rail, electricity and sewerage, hospitals and schools; services paid for by the public for the…

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Foreign Investment Challenging the power of big multinational companies. Advocating Greater Transparency & Accountability Pete has been a strong advocate for greater transparency and accountability around foreign ownership and the signing of free trade deals. Along with former Greens leader, Christine Milne, he has consistently questioned the benefits of globalisation and highlighted the risks to our…

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Fix the Banks The Royal Commission laid bare the problems with Australia’s banks, uncovering fraud, bribery, fee gouging and other misconduct. The cause was the pursuit of profit at the expense of the customer. Conflicts of interest within banks and soft touch regulators meant that it got out of control and left tens of thousands…

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Whaling The expansion of whaling in the 19th and 20th centuries sent many species of whales to the brink of extinction. A global moratorium on the slaughter of whales was enacted in 1986. However, many countries still pursue commercial whaling today. Whales play a big part in the health of our oceans as part of…

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Oil & Gas The climate emergency doesn’t stop where the land meets our oceans. Resource exploration and extraction from sensitive waters has united conservationists and professional and recreational fishers. Oil and gas cannot be allowed to take over our oceans. The evolving technology of seismic testing is threatening marine life. Scientific research has shown seismic…

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Salmon Farming and Fisheries Overfishing, salmon farming, and poor regulation are all having adverse effects on the health of our oceans. We respectfully acknowledge the palawa people as the Traditional Owners and ongoing custodians of lutruwita/Tasmania, pay tribute to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and give respect to the Elders past, present and emerging.…

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Sharks Sharks are an ancient species with some fossils dating back over 400 million years. They play a crucial role in the food chain and creating a healthy ocean environment. Sadly, due to culling and overfishing many species of shark face extinction. Shark attacks a tragedy but don’t deserve tabloid sensationalism As a keen surfer,…

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