Senate debates

Thursday, 27 February 2020


Education and Employment References Committee; Reference

11:48 am

Photo of Mehreen FaruqiMehreen Faruqi (NSW, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

The Greens support this matter going to an inquiry. Hundreds of workers at Holden are set to lose their jobs within weeks. We really need to look into the impact of this government's lack of future plans for our industry and manufacturing sector. Holden's shutdown should be a wake-up call to the Morrison government. We need to urgently deliver a coherent, forward-looking, clean and green industry, with decent jobs that value workers. Now is the time to ensure that Australia is on the path to be a renewables powerhouse. As we face the twin crises of climate emergency and economic inequality a green new deal can transform our society and build a more just future for all. A resurgence of a sustainable Australian industry and manufacturing sector is fundamental to this new future.

Question agreed to.


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