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Labor, Coalition, and Greens condemn Defence Trade Controls Bill – but only Greens oppose it

In a bizarre scenario the Government and Opposition have joined the Greens in slamming the Defence Trade Controls Bill, yet only the Greens oppose the flawed legislation.

Greens spokesperson assisting on Defence Senator Scott Ludlam said "there was cross-party agreement on how flawed this process and outcome has been, speaker after speaker has lined up to condemn it. But when it comes to the vote, the major parties have been given their marching orders".

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Australian universities thrown into bipartisan black hole by Labor and Coalition

Australia's research institutions risk being strangled by restrictions imposed by a massively flawed treaty with the United States, the Australian Greens said today.

Greens spokesperson assisting on Defence Senator Scott Ludlam today said the Government and Opposition had ignored Australian universities' warning of the impact of the Defence Trade Controls Treaty, which threatens to subordinate the Australian research effort to suffocating security restrictions.

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