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Greens reiterate need for super trawler ban

 

The Australian Greens have reiterated calls for a ban on super trawlers in Australian waters.

“We welcome the Government’s decision to finally act on the concerns I have been raising for some time around this issue,” Australian Greens Senator Peter Whish-Wilson said today.

“However, successive Governments have been working for seven years to bring this vessel here.

“What we see here is the Fisheries Minister congratulating himself for cleaning up a mess his own department created.

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Tasmanian Greens State Conference Doorstop

Christine Milne 25 Aug 2012

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Subjects: National Commission against Corruption, Tasmanian Greens State Conference, Tarkine, supertrawler, environmental protection, Tony Abbott, Tasmanian Liberals State Conference

JOURNALIST: The anti-corruption watchdog you're pushing for, how much power would you like to see such a body have?

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