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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Use of Australian coal down, down and staying down

17 Apr 2015

New figures show China imported 42 per cent less coal in the first quarter of 2015 compared with the same period last year, with analysts saying it's a signal demand for Australian coal will continue to fall.

"We need to leave it in the ground, simple as that," said Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne.


Australian banks should follow French - rule out Galilee Basin coal

09 Apr 2015

With three French banks ruling out finance for Galilee Basin coal mines, the Australian Greens are calling on Australian banks to follow suit.


Senate Inquiry into Queensland recommends fracking ban, state ICAC and federal environmental approvals

27 Mar 2015

The Australian Greens have secured recommendations against fracking and devolving federal environment protection in the Senate Inquiry report into the Queensland Government.


Nationals vote for CSG companies, not farmers, instead of crossing the floor

26 Mar 2015

The Nationals, Labor and the Liberals have voted against the Australian Greens' motion to put food security and water ahead of coal seam gas.


Will Nationals cross the floor to support Greens’ call for food security and water to be put ahead of coal seam gas?

25 Mar 2015

The Australian Greens will give the Nationals the opportunity to cross the floor on coal seam gas, with a Senate motion for vote tomorrow (Thursday).


Op ed: Our future mortgaged to the mining past

24 Mar 2015

Read Lee's opinion piece on political donations from mining companies, which was published today.


Labor votes with Liberals, Nationals against Senate motion on CSG and political donations

19 Mar 2015

Labor has voted with the Liberals and Nationals to block a Senate motion that detailed their failure to return all the political donations that they have received from the CSG company Santos.


Motion: Donations to Political Parties

19 Mar 2015

Lee moves that the Liberal and National government  ban political donations from mining and coal seam gas companies, and end coal seam gas and coal mining on agricultural land and associated water resources. The motion was defeated on the combined vote of Labor and the Coalition.


Speech: Coal Seam Gas

19 Mar 2015

Lee speaks on a matter of public importance calling on all parties contesting the New South Wales state election to commit to a ban on coal and coal seam gas mining.


Senator Larissa Waters comments on human health and environmental concerns surrounding the Linc Energy UCG plant near Chinchilla

17 Mar 2015

"Revelations that this underground coal gasification plant has allegedly exposed workers to carcinogenic gases and contaminated soil with toxic gas are incredibly alarming.

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