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CSIRO to face questions in Estimates on new report about potentially corrupting fracking industry influence

The Australian Greens will question the CSIRO in Senate Estimates today over revelations in the report released today revealing potential conflicts of interest relating to crucial climate, environmental and social research within the CSIRO’s industry-funded Gas Industry Social and Environmental Research Alliance (GISERA). 

Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens Deputy Leader and resources spokesperson said:

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Labor must put out Frydenberg’s renewables bonfire: Greens

In response to Environment & Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg’s comments that he will proceed with the $1.3 billion cut to ARENA grant funding, Greens Energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP called on Labor to abandon its support for the Liberals’ funding cuts.

“Labor must drop its election cut to ARENA and put out Josh Frydenberg’s renewable bonfire,” Mr Bandt said.

“The make up of the new Senate means we have an opportunity to protect the $1.3 billion of ARENA funding the Coalition wants to cut, but Labor needs to get on board.”

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Greens help small businesses flourish

The Australian Greens launched a plan to help Queensland's small businesses flourish at a locally owned Brisbane florist today.

"The Greens are proposing a company tax rate cut from 30% to 28% for companies with turnovers of less than $2 million dollars, changes to depreciation write-offs and strengthening the role of the national Small Business Commissioner," Queensland Greens Senator Larissa Waters said.

"In Queensland there are more than 400 000 small businesses which will benefit from our plan.

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