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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Newman discounts Reef and climate destruction for Clive Palmer and Gina Rinehart

07 Nov 2013

The Newman Government’s discount mine royalties for the Galilee Basin, announced today, threaten our Great Barrier Reef, groundwater and climate, say the Australian Greens.


Statement on the Environmental Protection Order issued to Clive Palmer’s Waratah Coal yesterday for not complying with its environmental duty at the China First coal mine project in the Galilee Basin:

06 Nov 2013

“It’s incredibly alarming to see a mining magnate with considerable weight in federal Parliament breaking state environmental law,” Senator Waters, Australian Greens environment spokesperson, said.


Abbott and Newman ignore market with coal at all costs agenda

04 Nov 2013

The old parties need to wake up and realise we're at the end of the fossil fuel era, with global coal markets dwindling, while we have safe viable renewable alternatives at hand.


Greens stand with Victorian communities against CSG

01 Nov 2013

Greens Senator for Victoria, Dr Richard Di Natale, said today that the Greens will stand against any move to create a new CSG or unconventional gas mining industry in Victoria.


Newman lets more mine waste water pollute our rivers and Reef

31 Oct 2013

The Newman Government’s expanded mine water strategy, announced today, will see more mining waste water flow into Queensland’s rivers and the Great Barrier Reef, say the Australian Greens.


Hunt should refuse Gina’s Kevin

29 Oct 2013

The Australian Greens are calling on the Government to refuse Gina Rinehart's massive Kevin's Corner coal mine tomorrow, as it would be a disaster for the climate and the Great Barrier Reef if approved.


Repeal of mining tax will make life tougher – Greens

24 Oct 2013

Responding to the release of the government's draft legislation to repeal the MRRT, Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne says it will bolster billionaire miners and make life harder for ordinary Australians.


Salt mountains another threat from rampant CSG

23 Oct 2013

Reports that Queensland's biggest water treatment plant for coal seam gas operations has now been opened by QGC in the Darling Downs without plans in place to manage the resulting salt mountains, could spell disaster for local communities and the environment, say the Australian Greens.


Newman Government locks in decades more destructive sand mining on Straddie

17 Oct 2013

The Newman Government has today ignored environmental concerns and the opposition of Traditional Owners by introducing legislation to extend sand mining on North Stradbroke Island until as late as 2040


The Politics of Mining - Panel at University of New England

13 Oct 2013 | 11:30 am

Senator Rhiannon will be sitting on a panel alongside Nationals MP Adam Marshall and Liberal MLC Scot McDonald to discuss the politics of mining and the relationship between mining and sustainability.

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