Senate debates

Wednesday, 17 March 2021


Tasmania: Environmental Conservation

4:44 pm

Photo of Jenny McAllisterJenny McAllister (NSW, Australian Labor Party, Shadow Cabinet Secretary) Share this | Hansard source

Labor opposes this motion because it is not helpful for the Senate to set itself up as the arbiter of individual projects motion by motion. Rather than playing wedge politics, Labor advocates for the comprehensive protection of the environment and for secure jobs, and we are calling on the Morrison government to introduce strong national environmental standards, to establish a genuinely independent cop on the beat for Australia's environment and to fix the explosion in job and investment delays caused by their massive funding cuts to the department. Labor is the only party that will protect jobs and the environment.


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