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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Repeal of mining tax will make life tougher – Greens

24 Oct 2013

Responding to the release of the government's draft legislation to repeal the MRRT, Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne says it will bolster billionaire miners and make life harder for ordinary Australians.


Salt mountains another threat from rampant CSG

23 Oct 2013

Reports that Queensland's biggest water treatment plant for coal seam gas operations has now been opened by QGC in the Darling Downs without plans in place to manage the resulting salt mountains, could spell disaster for local communities and the environment, say the Australian Greens.


Newman Government locks in decades more destructive sand mining on Straddie

17 Oct 2013

The Newman Government has today ignored environmental concerns and the opposition of Traditional Owners by introducing legislation to extend sand mining on North Stradbroke Island until as late as 2040


The Politics of Mining - Panel at University of New England

13 Oct 2013 | 11:30 am
Sun, 2013-10-13 11:30

Senator Rhiannon will be sitting on a panel alongside Nationals MP Adam Marshall and Liberal MLC Scot McDonald to discuss the politics of mining and the relationship between mining and sustainability.


CPA Accountants Newcastle discussion group - Coal Seam Gas

16 Oct 2013 | 5:30 pm
Wed, 2013-10-16 17:30

Senator Lee Rhiannon will be speaking to the CPA (Chartered Practicing Accountants) Newcastle Commerce and Industry Discussion Group about the issue of Coal Seam Gas.


Greens will move to review flawed and dangerous Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)

08 Oct 2013

Prime Minister Abbott should immediately stop the clock on negotiations over the secret text of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), which threatens to further extend the power of foreign multinational companies.


Abbott Government fails first CSG test

03 Oct 2013

The new federal Environment Minister has failed his first test on coal seam gas by waving through Santos’ proposal to drill CSG exploration wells in the Pilliga forest in New South Wales.


NSW CSG protection a win for community campaigners

03 Oct 2013

The Australian Greens today congratulated the community campaign against coal seam gas that has delivered CSG exclusion zones for towns in New South Wales.


Polls show CSG opposition that Abbott can’t ignore

25 Sep 2013

Polls out today show strong community opposition to CSG in New South Wales and the Abbott Government needs to start listening, say the Australian Greens.


CSG protection can’t be sold in Abbott’s one-stop shop thanks to Greens’ safeguard

24 Sep 2013

The Abbott Government can’t hand over federal powers to refuse coal seam gas proposals that risk our water to the states, as Minister Macfarlane claimed today.

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