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Re Ministerial Statement on Resale Royalty Right

Senator MILNE (Tasmania) (4:37 PM) -The incorporated speech read as follows-

Minister for the Arts, the Hon. Peter Garrett's proposals for a resale royalty right for Australian visual artists is yet another example of this Government's favoured approach-take a good idea and do as little as you possibly can so you can pretend to be doing something about it while safe in the knowledge that nothing will actually happen.

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Woodside's activities referred to Australian Federal Police

Australian Greens Senator Christine Milne today confirmed that she had asked the Australian Federal Police (AFP) to investigate Woodside's activities in Mauritania.
"I have asked the AFP, through the Minister for Justice, Senator Chris Ellison, to investigate whether certain activities by Woodside in Mauritania breach Australian law," Senator Milne said in Hobart.

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