Media release: 26 November 2015
The Greens have thrown down the gauntlet to other political parties with a bill that requires all NSW government-funded infrastructure projects to use 100 percent Australian steel, wherever it is available.
Greens NSW MP John Kaye launched a discussion draft of the Steel Industry Protection Bill 2015 outside the Port Kembla BlueScope plant where the future of the blast furnace is still threatened by imports dumped into the Australian market.
The Greens have released a bill that requires all NSW government-funded infrastructure projects to use 100 percent Australian steel, wherever it is available.
Steel workers, unions and the Illawarra community asked for a 100 percent procurement policy. This is your bill and we want to hear from you about how to make it better.
The $10.3 billion paid for the long-term lease of NSW’s high voltage transmission network raises serious questions about what guarantees have been given to the consortium and their costs for consumers and the future of the renewable energy industry, according to Greens NSW MP John Kaye. [Read more…]
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In the last two sitting weeks of NSW parliament for 2015, Christian Democrat leader Fred Nile supported three pieces of legislation that will provide substantial benefits to the gambling and liquor industries at the expense of families and communities, according to Greens NSW MP John Kaye. [Read more…]
The NSW Legislative Council passed a motion put by John to congratulate the people of Burma on the election of the National League for Democracy to an absolute majority of the Burmese Assembly of the Union and praising Burmese democracy activists.