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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Comments on Nature report showing 95% of Australia's coal must stay in the ground

08 Jan 2015

On new research published by Nature showing stating 95% of Australia’s coal reserves are unburnable by 2050 if the world is to have a 50% chance of avoiding global warming in excess of 2 degrees Celsius. 


Senator Larissa Waters comments on the Newman Government's ResourcesQ

28 Nov 2014

Queensland Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens mining spokesperson, comments on the Newman Government's ResourcesQ announcement today: 


Radioactive material in CSG shows need for public disclosure and for landholders to have right to say no

24 Nov 2014

Following revelations that radioactive material is being used at CSG drilling sites in NSW and Qld, the Greens will move a motion in the federal Senate calling for disclosure of proposed use of radioactive materials in environmental impact statements.


Greens to safeguard Victoria against inevitable failure of coal power

20 Nov 2014

The Greens are warning Victoria will suffer devastating job losses and hits to the local economy if a plan to phase out the dirtiest power stations isn't put in place before they fail.


Why Does the Future Fund Invest in Fossil Fuels? Part 2

20 Nov 2014

Senator Waters asks Future Fund Chair Peter Costello about divestment from fossil fuels. part 2


Abbott Government refuses to rule out federal funding for Galilee Basin mines, ports and railways

18 Nov 2014

In the Senate today the Abbott Government refused to rule out federal funding for Galilee Basin coal mines, ports and railways, by denying a vote on a Greens’ motion.


Senator Waters: Climate Change - Matter of Public Importance Speech

18 Nov 2014

I rise to speak on this matter of public importance about our Prime Minister's continued denial of the reality of climate change and his continued mealy-mouthed approach to meeting our global responsibilities to assist countries that will suffer from our profligate use of fossil fuels. I am from Queensland, where it has been obvious to all both observing and protesting against the Prime Minister's refusal to put climate change on the G20 agenda that he was totally out of step with the world and out of step with community expectations. Of course, when China and the US reached agreement on emissions targets the Prime Minister was totally gazumped and shown for the laggard and the spoiler that he is.


Australia only second to US in G20 in propping up dying fossil fuel industry with billions

11 Nov 2014

An international report out today, ‘The Fossil Fuel bailout: G20 subsidies for oil, gas and coal exploration’, shows the Abbott Government is giving the big mining companies billions of dollars in fossil fuel subsidies.               


Greens congratulate Douglas Shire on CSG ban

05 Nov 2014

The Australian Greens congratulate the Douglas Shire Council for becoming a Lock the Gate supportive shire and opposing coal seam gas.  


Greens Senator shines a light on western Victoria’s community campaign against unconventional gas in the federal Parliament

30 Oct 2014

Queensland Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens mining spokesperson, has raised the expansion of unconventional gas in western Victoria as a Matter of Public Importance in the federal Senate.

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