Brown Reconsiders Inquiry After Christensen Brag

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BROWN RECONSIDERS INQUIRY AFTER CHRISTENSEN BRAG

Former Greens Leader Bob Brown says he is reconsidering appearing before the parliamentary inquiry into tax-deductibility when it sits in Hobart next Tuesday.

"George Christensen's brag that environment groups will, unlike environment-damaging corporations, lose their tax-deductible status after the committee reports makes a nasty farce of the whole process," Brown said.

"Christensen makes it clear he is speaking for the majority government make-up of the committee. It is now to be seen as a kangaroo court. This presents a problem for witnesses: should they appear and so endorse such a farce?"

Brown, who is visiting Bruny Island today where the endangered Swift parrot nesting sites are logged, said the committee should dismiss Christensen if it was to go forward with public confidence.


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