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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Bear vs Bull: Toro Uranium project at risk

20 May 2013

"The study shows that Toro's proposed Wiluna uranium Project may scrape into financially viability if absolutely every possible variable goes Toro's way - but only if the company can avoid clean-up and decommissioning costs," said Senator Ludlam.


Government’s “consultation” on mining in Woomera more like a ram raid

17 May 2013

The Federal Government made a mockery of public consultation by allowing three working days for initial submissions on opening up the Woomera Prohibited Area to miners, Greens Senator Scott Ludlam said today.


Nuclear waste returned to sender: U.A.E uranium deal raises too many questions

13 May 2013

A deal to sell uranium to the United Arab Emirates will open the door to nuclear waste returning to Australia, the Greens warned today.


Gillard Government wastes $768 million on supporting fossil fuel industry

08 May 2013

The Australian Greens today released new costings from the Parliamentary Budget Office that show the Gillard Government's carbon capture and storage (CCS) initiatives will cost the public $768 million over the next four years.


Greens find extra $2.8 billion from gold in MRRT

06 May 2013

New costings from the Parliamentary Budget Office reveal that the mining tax revenue is worse than previously thought - lower commodity prices have plunged forecast revenue by $3.5 billion since MYEFO in October last year.


Put mining tax on the table to raise revenue

30 Apr 2013

The Australian Greens call on the Prime Minister to explain why she has put all options on the table to raise revenue except the most obvious one - the mining tax.


Economists agree with Greens: fix mining tax flaws and increase revenue

29 Apr 2013

Economists Ross Garnaut and John Quiggin have agreed with the Greens that the mining tax has significant flaws during a Senate Inquiry hearing into the mining tax in Melbourne today


Alpha coal mine progressing without water answers

26 Apr 2013

Queensland Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney admitted on radio this morning that the Alpha coal mine has been approved and is progressing without knowing where the water for the project will come from, say the Australian Greens.


Revenue collapse means mining tax must be fixed

22 Apr 2013

The Grattan Institute report shows that if Australia is to avoid a national revenue crisis the Gillard Government must fix the mining tax immediately and stop handing over billions in fossil fuel subsidies to Australia's biggest and wealthiest mining companies.

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