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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Ranger 3 Environmental Impact Assessment held back until after restart approved by Minister.

18 Jul 2014

Senator Ludlam asked basic questions about the assessment process, and we find that the accident-prone uranium processing plant has since been given restart go-ahead by Minister MacFarlane before the Environmental Impact Assessment is even complete.


Don't axe the mining tax - it will build our future

15 Jul 2014

Senator Wright speaks on the importance of retaining the mining tax to build the society we want for the future. 


Speech against the repeal of the Mineral Resources Rent Tax

15 Jul 2014

The senate has already rejected this bill once, but because the coal lobby continues to call the shots in this place, here we are again. 

Only this Government would bring down the harshest and most unfair budget in living memory, and simultaneously give a tax break to the big mining companies.
We've got one chance to make sure that the nation gets a share of the windfall profits being made by the 80% foreign-owned multinationals.


Old parties vote down Senate support for SELGA mayors

09 Jul 2014

The Labor and Liberal Parties have voted down an Australian Greens motion congratulating the South East Local Government Association's unanimous vote in favour of a moratorium on unconventional gas.


Supporting local residents rights to say no to unconventional gas exploration

09 Jul 2014

Senator Wright's motion congratulating the South East Local Government Association's vote in favour of a moratorium on unconventional gas.


Polluters feed from family table under PM Abbott’s plan

05 Jul 2014

The Australian Greens say communities will lose out now, and in the future, if the Abbott government totally abandons the carbon price and mining tax.


Solar thermal one step closer for Port Augusta

03 Jul 2014

The Greens have congratulated Alinta Energy for their decision to proceed with a feasibility study into a solar thermal power station with storage, in Port Augusta. 



Larissa Waters blows the lid on Queensland CSG industry, the CMC and the Premier’s Office

26 Jun 2014

I rise to place on the public record some alarming new information regarding the assessment and approvals of two large coal seam gas projects in my home state of Queensland and the events which followed and to draw attention to the cosy relationships between the CSG industry and key decision makers.


Farmers need the right to say no to CSG not state government bribes

25 Jun 2014

The Abbott Government Industry Minister’s proposal for state governments to pay farmers a slice of royalties to allow CSG mining on their land shows complete disregard for our environment and rural communities.


Adjournment speech: Save Malaysia, stop Lynas

24 Jun 2014

A number of Australians recently travelled to Malaysia to work with the growing mass movement in that country protesting against the construction of an Australian toxic rare earth refinery plant located near a city of 600,000 people. 

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