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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Abbott Government fails first CSG test

03 Oct 2013

The new federal Environment Minister has failed his first test on coal seam gas by waving through Santos’ proposal to drill CSG exploration wells in the Pilliga forest in New South Wales.


NSW CSG protection a win for community campaigners

03 Oct 2013

The Australian Greens today congratulated the community campaign against coal seam gas that has delivered CSG exclusion zones for towns in New South Wales.


Polls show CSG opposition that Abbott can’t ignore

25 Sep 2013

Polls out today show strong community opposition to CSG in New South Wales and the Abbott Government needs to start listening, say the Australian Greens.


CSG protection can’t be sold in Abbott’s one-stop shop thanks to Greens’ safeguard

24 Sep 2013

The Abbott Government can’t hand over federal powers to refuse coal seam gas proposals that risk our water to the states, as Minister Macfarlane claimed today.


Government’s gas push defies science and ignores community

18 Sep 2013

The Australian Greens today warned the Abbott Government against ignoring science and the community, by expanding coal seam gas at all costs, instead of embracing renewable energy.



Big mines need scrutiny not tick and flick

17 Sep 2013

The Australian Greens today urged the new Environment Minister to properly assess coal and coal seam gas projects rather than rushing them through under pressure from the big mining companies.


Greens will block Abbott on Newman’s Galilee plans

12 Sep 2013

The Greens in the Senate will block Abbott's plan to put the likes of Campbell Newman in sole control of approving mega-coal mines, said Greens Senator for Queensland Larissa Waters.



WA Business, Bob Brown and the Greens stand up for the clean energy economy

04 Sep 2013

Greens Senator for WA Scott Ludlam, former Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown and NZ Greens spokesperson for Energy Gareth Hughes MP united with key members of the WA renewable energy industry today to warn against an attack on renewable energy policy following Saturday's Federal election.


Only Greens can stop CSG rush under Abbott

04 Sep 2013

The Australian Greens are the only party you can trust to stop Tony Abbott fast tracking the coal seam gas (CSG) industry if he wins the election on Saturday.



Greens housing renewal plan to improve the lives of one million Australians

03 Sep 2013

The Australian Greens will today launch a plan for energy and water efficiency upgrades to social housing that will improve the lives of one million Australians.

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