Resources, Mining & CSG

 

The Australian Greens want a strong and diverse economy that sets us up for the long term and does not undermine our environment and the wellbeing of our communities.

The Greens want our future energy needs to be met using renewable energy. Continued reliance on polluting fossil fuels such coal and coal seam gas is destroying our environment, risking our food security, skewing the economy and affecting local communities.

Senior Treasury officials have refuted industry spin about job creation and the claims that the benefits of the mining boom are universal.

The Greens are taking action in the community and in the Parliament with bills to strengthen our national laws to protect our precious water resources, farmland, rural communities and environment from the impacts of rapacious mining.

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Newman takes one step forward and a giant leap back on Straddie tourism

21 Nov 2013

The Newman Government's new eco-tourism package for Stradbroke Island will be completely undermined by its extension of sand mining on the island last night, say the Australian Greens.

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Clean Energy Finance Corporation

21 Nov 2013

Clean Energy Finance Corporation explains how taxpayers earn $2.60 revenue for every tonne of emissions that is saved through their investments

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Estimates reveals uncertainty over the future of Landcare & NRM

20 Nov 2013

The Australian Greens said today that Senate Estimates has confirmed the huge uncertainty that hangs over the future of Landcare, natural resource management, drought prevention and sustainable agriculture programs.

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Landcare & NRM at Senate Estimates

19 Nov 2013

Recent Government announcements have cast doubt on funding for Lancare and NRM.

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National uranium protections at risk

18 Nov 2013

The Australian Government is prepared to abandon all responsibility for regulating the uranium industry, in direct contradiction to written commitments given by Environment Minister Greg Hunt.

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Abbott Government backtracks on CSG promise in Senate

14 Nov 2013

The old parties today opposed a Greens' Senate motion calling on Tony Abbott to keep the promise he reportedly made to a Tara resident less than two weeks ago that nobody should be forced to have a gas well on their property.

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Newman discounts Reef and climate destruction for Clive Palmer and Gina Rinehart

07 Nov 2013

The Newman Government’s discount mine royalties for the Galilee Basin, announced today, threaten our Great Barrier Reef, groundwater and climate, say the Australian Greens.

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Statement on the Environmental Protection Order issued to Clive Palmer’s Waratah Coal yesterday for not complying with its environmental duty at the China First coal mine project in the Galilee Basin:

06 Nov 2013

“It’s incredibly alarming to see a mining magnate with considerable weight in federal Parliament breaking state environmental law,” Senator Waters, Australian Greens environment spokesperson, said.

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Abbott and Newman ignore market with coal at all costs agenda

04 Nov 2013

The old parties need to wake up and realise we're at the end of the fossil fuel era, with global coal markets dwindling, while we have safe viable renewable alternatives at hand.

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