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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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.


National uranium protections at risk

18 Nov 2013

The Australian Government is prepared to abandon all responsibility for regulating the uranium industry, in direct contradiction to written commitments given by Environment Minister Greg Hunt.


Abbott Government backtracks on CSG promise in Senate

14 Nov 2013

The old parties today opposed a Greens' Senate motion calling on Tony Abbott to keep the promise he reportedly made to a Tara resident less than two weeks ago that nobody should be forced to have a gas well on their property.

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