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Greens to introduce bill to end access to Ministers for cash

Media Statement
Wednesday 6 September 2017

The Greens will tomorrow introduce a bill to Parliament which aims to outlaw access to government Ministers for cash.

Spokesperson for Integrity in Government Hon. Alison Xamon MLC said the Electoral Amendment (Access to Ministers) Bill 2017 was designed to prevent promotion of functions, gatherings, meetings or events aimed at raising funds for a particular political party on the basis or suggestion that attendees would gain access to a Minister.

Review of Misuse of Drugs Act needed to ensure users not jailed for life

The Greens have today called for a review of the thresholds set out in the Schedules to the Misuse of Drugs Act, to ensure proposed life sentencing for meth traffickers does not unjustly target users.

Spokesperson for Health Alison Xamon MLC said the Greens had a tough approach to drug traffickers and dealers supported the proposed amendment to the Misuse of Drugs Act because it targeted ‘Mr Bigs’ and addressed the drug supply.

“However, the Greens want to ensure there are not unintended consequences from the passage of this legislation,” Ms Xamon said.

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