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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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.


Greens move to protect CSG science funding as report shows lack of research into impacts

18 Mar 2014

Following the release of The Australia Institute’s report ‘Fracking the Future’ today, the Australian Greens will lodge a Senate motion calling for a suspension of current coal seam gas projects and no new approvals, given recent contamination of water with uranium and asbestos from CSG.


Will Minister Marmion ignore WA Water Corporation warning in his thirst for fracking?

17 Mar 2014

The Australian Greens have called on WA Mines Minister Bill Marmion to honour his commitment to drink fracking fluid in light of the WA Water Corporation’s warning today that fracking risks drinking water across the state.


Our health and environment are too important to risk with CSG asbestos and uranium

14 Mar 2014

The Australian Greens have called for an end to coal seam and unconventional gas mining following reports today about asbestos contamination at Queensland CSG drill sites, after last week’s revelations about uranium contamination in New South Wales from CSG.


Game over for coal seam gas

08 Mar 2014

The Australian Greens are calling to halt unconventional gas extraction right across the country after the contamination of groundwater from Santos' operation in north-western NSW.


Senate vote confirms Greens only party standing up for farmers against big mining

06 Mar 2014

The old parties have voted down the Greens’ bill to give landholders the right to say no to coal and gas, in the Senate today, confirming the Greens are the only party standing up for farmers against the big mining companies.

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