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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Will Nationals cross the floor to support Greens’ call for food security and water to be put ahead of coal seam gas?

25 Mar 2015

The Australian Greens will give the Nationals the opportunity to cross the floor on coal seam gas, with a Senate motion for vote tomorrow (Thursday).


Op ed: Our future mortgaged to the mining past

24 Mar 2015

Read Lee's opinion piece on political donations from mining companies, which was published today.


Milne: We have to restore the health of our democracy

20 Mar 2015

Greens Leader Christine Milne gives a speech in Parliament about the negative impacts of coal and coal seam gas mining on Australia's environment, and the concerning relationship between these mining activities and political corruption.


The choice is simple – coal or the Reef?

20 Mar 2015

The Australian Greens are calling for urgent climate action based on advice by Professor Terry Hughes, co-author of new research in Science on poor management of World Heritage areas, including the Great Barrier Reef.


Labor votes with Liberals, Nationals against Senate motion on CSG and political donations

19 Mar 2015

Labor has voted with the Liberals and Nationals to block a Senate motion that detailed their failure to return all the political donations that they have received from the CSG company Santos.


Motion: Donations to Political Parties

19 Mar 2015

Lee moves that the Liberal and National government  ban political donations from mining and coal seam gas companies, and end coal seam gas and coal mining on agricultural land and associated water resources. The motion was defeated on the combined vote of Labor and the Coalition.


Speech: Coal Seam Gas

18 Mar 2015

Lee speaks on a matter of public importance calling on all parties contesting the New South Wales state election to commit to a ban on coal and coal seam gas mining.


Senator Larissa Waters comments on human health and environmental concerns surrounding the Linc Energy UCG plant near Chinchilla

17 Mar 2015

"Revelations that this underground coal gasification plant has allegedly exposed workers to carcinogenic gases and contaminated soil with toxic gas are incredibly alarming.


Adjournment speech: New South Wales Environment

16 Mar 2015

Lee denounces the New South Wales Liberal and National government and their federal counterparts for their environmental vandalism and climate change inaction.


Greens’ Senate motion shows Victorian and federal Nationals conflicted on landholder rights against CSG

05 Mar 2015

The federal Nationals today again deserted the Senate chamber to avoid voting on a Greens' motion putting forward the Victorian Nationals' recent policy position that landholders should have the right to say no to CSG on their land.

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