Mining and Resources

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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“Energy poverty” hypocrisy exposed by new Adani company allegations

07 Apr 2016

Following allegations of electricity price gouging by the Adani company in India, the Greens re-iterated their call for the state Labor and federal Liberal government to revoke their approvals of the Carmichael mine.


Anglo’s Foxleigh mine sale another reason to act on rehab, despite mining lobby’s squeals

06 Apr 2016

Reports that Anglo American is selling the Foxleigh coal mine at Middlemount to Sydney's Taurus Fund Management is more evidence of the need for the Chain of Responsibility Bill, as well as broader reforms.   


Senator Waters, Australian Greens mining spokesperson, comments on the Queensland Government’s reported job offer to Ian Macfarlane as Resources Commissioner:

16 Mar 2016

"Yet again, we see there is no difference between the old parties on digging up fossil fuels to ruin our Great Barrier Reef.


Greens call for Senate inquiry on rehabilitation to secure jobs as Peabody crumbles and majors exit

11 Mar 2016

The Australian Greens are calling for a Senate inquiry on mining and resources rehabilitation to secure jobs in affected communities as reports yesterday and Monday indicated that coal giant Peabody Energy’s US parent company is headed for administration and big miners like Anglo American, Rio Tinto and BHP exit coal.  


Greens call for Obama-Trudeau-style audit as fracking climate pollution grows

11 Mar 2016

The Australian Greens are calling for a Australia to follow US President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau who have agreed to better monitoring and sharp reductions in methane climate pollution from gas fracking.  


BP should cease drilling preparations for Great Australian Bight

04 Mar 2016

Greens Senator for South Australia Robert Simms says BP should cease its preparations to drill for oil and gas in waters off SA.

It was reported today that BP Australia is currently building a supply base in Port Adelaide to serve its desired exploration campaign for oil and gas.


Allegations of shonky business more evidence against Adani company

03 Mar 2016

Revelations that an Adani subsidiary's own lawyer is accusing it of fraud is yet another warning that this company should not be trusted with the Great Barrier Reef.


Anglo American must not palm off duty to provide Central Qld jobs

29 Jan 2016

The Queensland Government must make sure Anglo American does not dodge its responsibility to provide Central Queensland jobs in rehabilitation by selling its unprofitable Callide coal mine to a shelf company.


Liberal Government watering down environmental conditions for mining mates

23 Jan 2016

Revelations today that the Liberal Government has watered down the environmental conditions of 21 projects, including coal mines, in the past nine months are incredibly concerning.



Qld Nickel should have been made to pay for job-intensive rehabilitation of site up front

20 Jan 2016

Revelations that the state government failed to secure a bond for the rehabilitation of the Qld Nickel are deeply disappointing.

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