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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Greens say China trade barriers a grim warning to Abbott: don’t lock us into a doomed coal future

10 Oct 2014

Greens Leader Christine Milne says the reaction to trade barriers imposed by China on coal imports highlights the risks attached to the Abbott government's determination to protect old industry and big business profits.

"It's clear the main reason the Abbott government wants a Chinese free trade deal is to underpin coal mining expansion in the Bowen and Galilee Basins and expanded export volumes into the long term. Protecting the profits of the vested interests of the big end of town is his specialty," Senator Milne said.

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Christine Milne: Senate inquiry into electricity bill price hikes [Motion]

02 Oct 2014

The Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, introduces a motion into the senate to establish a senate inquiry into whether electricity companies have provided misleading data to the Australian Energy Regulator in setting their prices.

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Greens secure agreement with PUP to save federal environment protections from Tony Abbott’s one-stop shop and a Senate investigation into Newman and Bligh governments’ environment attacks

30 Sep 2014

The Australian Greens are proud to have secured an agreement with the Palmer United Party to block Tony Abbott's plan to hand federal approval powers over to state governments and to have improved the Senate Inquiry into Queensland so that it can investigate environmental attacks of both the Newman and Bligh governments.

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Adani railway line environmentally disastrous and economically risky

25 Sep 2014

 The Adani Galilee Basin railway line, approved by the Abbott Government, could become a stranded asset and is part of an environmental and climate disaster.

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Abbott Government’s energy paper focusses on fossil fuels while the world calls for renewables

23 Sep 2014

The Abbott Government’s Green Paper on energy, released today, clings to last century’s ideas by focussing on fossil fuels, while the world calls for action on climate change, say the Australian Greens.

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Liberal, National and Labor parties gut protection for Murray-Darling Basin farmers against subsidence mining

22 Sep 2014

The Australian Greens have condemned the Liberal, National and Labor parties for removing protection for farmers from subsidence mining in the Murray-Darling Basin in the federal Parliament tonight.

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Galilee Basin coal mines don’t stack up economically or environmentally

22 Sep 2014

The global Carbon Tracker Initiative analysis out today shows the Galilee Basin coal mines are high risk for investors.

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Speech: Hands off the Water Act

22 Sep 2014

Repeal of section 255AA of the Water Act will weaken the minimal protection that our water resources currently have. Passing the Omnibus Repeal Day (Autumn 2014) Bill 2014 will allow mining companies to bypass environmental studies and jeopardise the water supply of our agricultural industry.

 

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