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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Greens Senator at massive Leard protest – backs action to stop Whitehaven coalmine

28 Jan 2014


28 January 2014

Greens Senator at massive Leard protest – backs action to stop Whitehaven coalmine

Greens NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon is currently at a massive protest at Leard State Forest in North West NSW where 15 machines have been immobilised and work on the controversial Maules Creek mine has been prevented.


Workers latest victims of Qld CSG frenzy

21 Jan 2014

The Australian Greens are saddened that Arrow Energy workers are the latest victims of the Queensland CSG industry's unsustainable pace, which has been spurred on by government at the expense of other industries and the environment.


Abbott Government approves Clive Palmer’s mega coal mine and massive Queensland CSG expansion

20 Dec 2013

The Abbott Government’s approval of Clive Palmer’s coal mine in the Galilee Basin and the Surat Gas Expansion late today threatens the climate, the Great Barrier Reef, groundwater and biodiversity.


Oxford study shows even more reasons to refuse Clive Palmer’s Galilee Basin coal mine

16 Dec 2013

Clive Palmer's Galilee Basin mega mine, due for decision this week, should be refused, for economic reasons, as well as environmental and climate ones, say the Australian Greens.


Abbott must not allow Reef destruction for coal port that industry doesn’t even need

26 Nov 2013

 The Abbott Government must not approve the Abbot Point coal port expansion in the Great Barrier Reef, with reports today that low coal prices could mean the industry won’t need it anyway, say the Australian Greens.


Newman takes one step forward and a giant leap back on Straddie tourism

21 Nov 2013

The Newman Government's new eco-tourism package for Stradbroke Island will be completely undermined by its extension of sand mining on the island last night, say the Australian Greens.


Clean Energy Finance Corporation

21 Nov 2013

Clean Energy Finance Corporation explains how taxpayers earn $2.60 revenue for every tonne of emissions that is saved through their investments


Estimates reveals uncertainty over the future of Landcare & NRM

20 Nov 2013

The Australian Greens said today that Senate Estimates has confirmed the huge uncertainty that hangs over the future of Landcare, natural resource management, drought prevention and sustainable agriculture programs.


Landcare & NRM at Senate Estimates

19 Nov 2013

Recent Government announcements have cast doubt on funding for Lancare and NRM.

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