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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Adjournment speech: National Water Commission

23 Jun 2014

The Abbott government's recent decision to close down the National Water Commission follows the closure of state water oversight bodies.


Adjournment Speech: NSW needs to plan away from coal

17 Jun 2014

Lee discusses the contradictions of the over supply of coal and loss of jobs while the industry tries to push into areas where it's not wanted.


World Environment Day 2014: Abbott's Attacks on the Environment

05 Jun 2014

In its first nine months,the Abbott government has launched an all out attack on Australia's unique and priceless environment from the Great Barrier Reef to the World Heritage forests of Tasmania. Mr Abbott's first budget continues this radical agenda with cuts to environment programs and protections across the board. Our precious natural heritage is under threat like never before.


Greens call to fix mining tax on back of GDP result

04 Jun 2014

Just over 80% of growth reported in today's new GDP figures have come from the mining sector, so Australian Greens say it's time to fix the mining tax to return a fair share of profits to communities.


Even QRC says coal struggling but Abbott and Newman continue to prioritise over agriculture and Reef tourism

26 May 2014

Even though a quarter of Queensland coal output is being produced at a loss, as reported today, the Abbott and Newman governments are continuing to prioritise coal over our Great Barrier Reef, climate, water supplies, agriculture and tourism.


Greens congratulate Northern Rivers community on suspension of Bentley tight gas drilling licence

15 May 2014

The Australian Greens welcome the news today that the tight gas drilling licence at Bentley has been suspended.


Adjournment Speech: the Rio Cuervo project in Patagonia

13 May 2014

Lee speaks on Australia's involvement in a hydro-electric project threatening Patagonia's natural environment .


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.


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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