Senate debates

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Questions without Notice


2:25 pm

Photo of Simon BirminghamSimon Birmingham (SA, Liberal Party, Assistant Minister for Education and Training) Share this | Hansard source

Emphatically not. We all know that the Greens would not be satisfied until every logging activity in the country was brought to a halt. We all know that the Greens would not be satisfied until all jobs in these industries were pushed out of existence. We all know that, in terms of extinction, what the Greens want to make extinct are industries like the logging industry and jobs like those of the people in the logging industry. We want to make sure that the nation's environmental laws work in the most efficient and effective way possible. That is about reducing red tape, which is exactly why our one-stop shop proposal is the right way to go, to make sure we have the least amount of red tape, or green tape, when it comes to projects being approved and the maximum opportunity for jobs and projects to go ahead as long as there are safe and sound environmental safeguards, which there absolutely will be under us. (Time expired)


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