In a major betrayal of many of their supporters, the Labor Party has today capitulated to the multi-national chemical companies to allow genetically-modified crops to be grown in South Australia.
When Parliament resumes on 28th April, the Legislative Council is set to again support a Greens motion to disallow Government Regulations that lifted the GM crops moratorium on mainland SA. If successful, the ban on GM crops will be reinstated for a third time.
On Wednesday afternoon (after 4pm), the Legislative Council will vote on a Greens motion to disallow Government Regulations that lifted the GM crops moratorium on mainland SA effective from 1st January. If successful, the ban on GM crops will be reinstated.
The Greens today welcomed the decision by Planning Minister Stephan Knoll to hit the “pause” button on the roll-out of the contentious new Planning and Design Code.
SA Primary Industries Minister Tim Whetstone MP’s attempt to lift the GM crops moratorium in SA for a third time in as many weeks, after being defeated twice in the Legislative Council, not only shows his contempt for the Parliament, but his lack of leadership on the issue, says Greens MLC Mark Parnell.
After intensive consultation with numerous stakeholders, the Greens have supported the passage of the Government’s Land Tax Amendment Bill that included a package of affordable and social housing-related measures.