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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Shenhua Watermark coal mine approved to ruin farmland while Barnaby Joyce sits on his hands

08 Jul 2015

The Greens strongly condemn the Abbott Government's approval of the Chinese-owned Shenhua Watermark coal mine in the Liverpool Plains to ruin high-quality farmland and cook the planet.


Senator Waters speech on amending the renewable energy target legislation to exclude native forest burning.

23 Jun 2015

This amendment excludes having native forest burning in the renewable energy target. It is an affront to common sense, ecology and carbon pollution calculations to ever think that burning native forests could be considered a clean energy source. It is far from carbon neutral. There is new science emerging that shows it is three times as carbon intensive an energy form as coal.


Future is renewable as Port Augusta power plants close

11 Jun 2015

The Australian Greens have called for government investment to kick-start a solar thermal plant at Port Augusta to replace the two power stations slated for closure.


Will Adani pay $0 corporate tax in Australia?

02 Jun 2015

Senator Larissa Waters asks the ATO about Adani’s tax affairs.


Are you looking at chemicals in shale fracking? In aquifers?

02 Jun 2015

Senator Larissa Waters asks the National Industrial Chemicals regulator about the assessment of CSG chemicals.  Unfortunately the Commonwealth government is not examining the impacts of these chemicals on deep groundwater aquifers, and the assessment does not include shale gas and tight gas.  


How much will the “Dirty Energy Finance Corporation” slush fund cost taxpayers?

01 Jun 2015

Senator Larissa Waters asks the Commonwealth Treasury Department about the cost and scope of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility.  


QLD Budget Forum - How will the budget affect you?

21 May 2015 | 6:00 pm

Join Senator Larissa Waters and guests to discuss how the Abbott Government's second budget impacts all of us.


Senate question time: Did the Abbott Government just set up a $5bn Galilee Basin coal slush fund?

14 May 2015

Senator Larissa waters asks the Abbott Government if they'll rule out funding coal projects with the new Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility


Abbott budget plan to prop up Galilee Basin coal with taxpayer dollars is grossly unfair

14 May 2015

The Abbott Government has failed to rule out investing taxpayer money in Galilee Basin coal from its $5 billion Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility.



CSG water spill on Qld farmland shows threat to agriculture

13 May 2015

With treated CSG wastewater flooding on to grazing land near Miles, the Australian Greens are repeating calls for no new CSG and for farmers' rights to say no to coal and gas.

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