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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Investigation of leach tank failure at the Ranger uranium mine and 1.3 Mega-Litres of Radioactive Slurry

23 Apr 2014

In early 2013 mismanagement at Ranger uranium mine saw a radioactive spill happen in our beautiful north. This, and the response to it, deserved a lot of questions-


Mining spin can’t hide climate destruction of Great Barrier Reef

22 Apr 2014

The Australian Greens today slammed the Queensland Resources Council's latest Great Barrier Reef spin campaign as an attempt to distract from the obvious damage the coal and gas industries do to the Great Barrier Reef.


Axe $13 billion in fossil-fuel subsidies: Greens

22 Apr 2014

The Greens today said a report from the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) makes clear that Tony Abbott can raise more than $13 billion without hurting vulnerable Australians. 


APPEA in spin overdrive on coal seam gas

17 Apr 2014

Figures released today from Australian Petroleum Production Exploration Association (APPEA) comparing Queensland and NSW on coal seam gas extraction and employment figures ignore the detrimental cost to Australia's environment and the climate by CSG mining, say the Australian Greens.


Extreme storms another reason to get fossil fuels off the Reef

11 Apr 2014

The Australian Greens say tankers in the Great Barrier Reef pose an unacceptable risk, as storms of greater intensity batter the North Queensland coast.


Greens urge Abbott to reject Australia’s biggest underground coalmine

09 Apr 2014


The Australian Greens are today urging the Abbott Government to put protecting our climate and precious water resources ahead of profits for coal barons when considering BHP's application for Australia's biggest underground coalmine.



Old parties leave it to CSG companies to voluntarily regulate themselves

28 Mar 2014

The Australian Greens welcome the news that Santos and AGL Energy are expected to sign pledges today to guarantee they will not enter land in NSW without permission.


Newman Government must follow NSW and freeze CSG approvals

27 Mar 2014

The Australian Greens are calling on the Queensland Government to follow New South Wales’ lead and freeze CSG exploration licences.


Senate stands firm on sharing mineral wealth

25 Mar 2014

The Senate has today blocked the repeal of the Minerals Resource Rent Tax, to help ensure communities continue to benefit from the extraction of Australia's natural resources.

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