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.

Sign up to find out more about our work to protect our land, water, climate and communities from Coal Seam Gas mining.

 

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Abbott should axe miners’ fuel subsidies first: Bandt

08 May 2014

Responding to reports Tony Abbott is planning to make petrol more expensive Adam Bandt, says fuel subsidies for wealthy miners should end first.

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Newman Government cooks planet and ruins Reef for overseas mining profits

08 May 2014

Adani's Carmichael mega coal mine, just approved by the Queensland Government, should be refused by federal Minister Hunt for climate, environmental and economic reasons, say the Australian Greens.

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Better mining tax would clean up government’s mess

08 May 2014

While the Liberals have printed a booklet bemoaning a phoney budget emergency, the Australian Greens have a costed policy to avoid harsh budget cuts.

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Abbott government shields mining companies from budget “heavy lifting”

05 May 2014

If everyone has to contribute to lifting Australia's budget out of the red, as Treasurer Joe Hockey is so fond of saying, then the Australian Greens say it's unfair and unreasonable for big mining companies to be excused on three fronts.

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Environmental offsets hearings begin examining the fig leaf covering destruction as usual

05 May 2014

The Australian Greens welcome the first public hearings of the Greens initiated Senate inquiry into environmental offsets, in Sydney this morning.

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Big Gas profits driving domestic price rises

24 Apr 2014

Commenting on reports today that gas bills are set to increase as LNG exports through Queensland ramp up, Senator Waters, Australian Greens spokesperson for mining said:

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Investigation of leach tank failure at the Ranger uranium mine and 1.3 Mega-Litres of Radioactive Slurry

23 Apr 2014

In early 2013 mismanagement at Ranger uranium mine saw a radioactive spill happen in our beautiful north. This, and the response to it, deserved a lot of questions-

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Mining spin can’t hide climate destruction of Great Barrier Reef

22 Apr 2014

The Australian Greens today slammed the Queensland Resources Council's latest Great Barrier Reef spin campaign as an attempt to distract from the obvious damage the coal and gas industries do to the Great Barrier Reef.

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Axe $13 billion in fossil-fuel subsidies: Greens

22 Apr 2014

The Greens today said a report from the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) makes clear that Tony Abbott can raise more than $13 billion without hurting vulnerable Australians. 

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APPEA in spin overdrive on coal seam gas

17 Apr 2014

Figures released today from Australian Petroleum Production Exploration Association (APPEA) comparing Queensland and NSW on coal seam gas extraction and employment figures ignore the detrimental cost to Australia's environment and the climate by CSG mining, say the Australian Greens.

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