Coalition MPs filibuster to delay a vote on critical steel bill

Coalition MPs filibuster to delay a vote on critical steel bill

The NSW Liberal-National government has resorted to a filibuster to prevent a vote on the Steel Industry Protection Bill in the Legislative Council today in a transparent attempt to avoid scrutiny in the upcoming federal election. Multiple Liberal MPs used their...
Steel gets crucial support in the NSW Parliament today

Steel gets crucial support in the NSW Parliament today

Every political party in the NSW Parliament, except the National and Liberal Coalition, joined together today in the NSW Upper House to support a Steel Industry Protection Bill that would guarantee Australian steel is used in all NSW public infrastructure projects....
Campaign to save steel industry gets welcome boost

Campaign to save steel industry gets welcome boost

The Greens welcome the announcement by the NSW Labor Opposition that they support every publicly funded infrastructure project in NSW using at least 90 percent of Australian-made steel. The Steel Industry Protection Bill 2016 currently before the NSW Parliament would...
Media release: NSW Parliament must act to save our steel industry

Media release: NSW Parliament must act to save our steel industry

Media Release 8 April 2016 With the potential collapse of the Whyalla steelworks, the NSW Parliament must act to legislate a local steel procurement policy to ensure the viability of the Port Kembla steelworks, a facility that contributes $3.3 billion to the Illawarra...
Greens introduce bill to Save Our Steel

Greens introduce bill to Save Our Steel

Last week in Parliament, David introduced a bill to secure the future of the Australian steel industry If passed the Steel Industry Protection Bill 2016 would require all NSW government-funded infrastructure projects to use Australian-made steel. The Steel Protection...