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Greens back call for PM to drop plans to outlaw environmental and consumer boycotts

The Greens have backed the call by civil society organisations today for the Morrison Government to drop their plans to outlaw environmental and consumer boycotts.

Their call follows the PM’s announcement to the coal lobby last month that he would introduce new laws crack down on environmental boycott campaigns.

Greens Spokesperson for the Environment Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said the PM’s plan was an attack on basic democratic rights.

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Greens back pay day loan bill, urge greater consumer protection

 

The Australian Greens have today welcomed the introduction of the government's Consumer Credit And Corporations Legislation Amendment (Enhancements) Bill 2011 and urged the government to stand firm against complaints from the loans industry.

 

"The bill today is a positive step toward tackling what's becoming an increasing problem among Australian households, particularly women on low-incomes," Greens' consumer affairs spokesperson, Sen. Sarah Hanson-Young, said today.

 

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