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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Turnbull takes Abbott’s axe to World Heritage, water and endangered species

11 Nov 2015

The Australian Greens are urging the cross-bench Senators to continue to block the Turnbull Government's plan to give all federal environmental approval powers to state or even local governments.


Speech: Harvest Festival on the Liverpool Plains

10 Nov 2015

Lee attended the Liverpool Plains Harvest Festival over the weekend, to stand with local Gomeroi people and local farmers against the Shenhua Watermark coal mine.


Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility draft criteria ignore cultural, environmental and social impacts

09 Nov 2015

The Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility criteria, released by the Turnbull Government today, fail to rule out the $5 billion facility becoming a slush fund for big mining companies.


Minister Lynham wants to make himself the judge, jury and executioner of Land Court cases

06 Nov 2015

The Palaszczuk Government's reported plans to give the Minister more power to influence the outcomes of mining disputes in the Land Court and stifle community rights to uphold environment law are an attack on democracy.  


Palaszczuk and Turnbull governments buddy up to pour more millions in to the fossil fuel industry

28 Oct 2015

The Palaszczuk and Turnbull governments have together launched another taxpayer-funded handout for mining companies in Brisbane today in the form of the Mining Equipment Technology and Services Industry Growth Centre.


Michael Roche should be sacked over inappropriate comments about George Bender’s death

27 Oct 2015

The Australian Greens are calling for Queensland Resources Council CEO Michael Roche to be sacked, following his inappropriate and insensitive statements about George Bender's death today.


Evidence Linc Energy told workers to eat yoghurt to endure pollution is startling

23 Oct 2015

Evidence in the Dalby Magistrates Court that Linc Energy workers were told to eat yoghurt to stop the burning effects of pollution from its coal gasification project on the Darling Downs is outrageous.


Farmers shouldn’t have to go to court to protect water from coal

19 Oct 2015

The Australian Greens congratulate Bruce Currie, Galilee Basin grazier, for standing up for his water and livelihood by legally challenging the Kevin's Corner coal mine.


Abbott-era coal obsession lives on in Turnbull Government's approval Adani Carmichael mine

15 Oct 2015

The Australian Greens condemn the Turnbull Government's re-approval today of the Adani Carmichael mine to export coal through the Great Barrier Reef . 


More coal workers set to lose their jobs but the big parties have no plan for their futures

08 Oct 2015

With Glencore foreshadowing coal mine closures and Alinta set to shut a coal mine and coal-fired power stations in South Australia, the Australian Greens are calling on the big parties to provide alternatives for coal workers.

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