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Labor and Liberal refuse to protect the Great Australian Bight

The Australian Greens have slammed the Labor and Liberal parties for rejecting the will of South Australians who want to see the Great Australian Bight World Heritage protected.

“The Labor and Liberal Parties have failed time and again to stand up for the Great Australian Bight and speak out against oil and gas drilling. If a spill happens in the Bight, oil will be on their hands,” Greens Senator for South Australia Sarah Hanson-Young said.

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Qld Labor keeps failing on fracking

“Fracking puts lives and livelihoods at risk”, says Greens Senator and spokesperson for Mining and Resources Andrew Bartlett.

“The news about Santos’ new Arcadia Valley coal seam gas project is the result of Queensland Labor’s refusal to acknowledge this reality.

“Queensland Labor could follow the lead of their Victorian counterparts and ban fracking or they could allow Santos who’ve given them tens of thousands of dollars in political donations to put lives and livelihoods at risk.

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Myth of ‘sovereign risk’ on Adani mine is busted

“The only constituency that really matters to Labor, the Liberals and the Nationals is their major donors, particularly in the fossil fuel sector”, said Senator Andrew Bartlett, Australian Greens spokesperson for Mining and Resources.

In the last 3 years alone the fossil fuel industry has donated more than $3.9million to the Labor, Liberal and National parties. So it is no surprise that politicians from all 3 parties continue to wilfully mislead voters about the economic case for coal mining.

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Coalition’s Reef package ignores the climate elephant in the room

To rescue the Reef we need no new thermal coal mines and a ban on fossil fuel donations, says Queensland Greens Senator Andrew Bartlett.

"The Coalition’s funding package reported in the media today ignores by far the biggest threat to the Reef, climate change.

"To save the Reef we have to stop burning coal.

"Both the Coalition and Labor must rule out any new thermal coal mines.

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Clive and his coal mines are not welcome in Queensland

A Clive Palmer monster mine, bigger than Adani, is what will happen if we open up the Galilee Basin to new coal mines, says Queensland Greens Senator and spokesperson for mining and resources Andrew Bartlett.

"This shows once again why the state Labor government must rule out any new thermal coal mines anywhere in Queensland.

"The laid off workers at Queensland Nickel their families and communities have not forgotten the callous mismanagement that took away their livelihoods and neither have Queenslanders.

"Clive and his coal mines are not welcome here.

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Greens call for inquiry into Matt Canavan who is just a puppet of the coal lobby

“We should be having an inquiry into why Matt Canavan could possibly keep insisting that burning coal is a beautiful thing, when it is responsible for the climate change that is already destroying lives and livelihoods.

“The coal lobby buys our political parties and politicians, who then push dangerous policies like this, sacrificing the lives and livelihoods of everyday people in the name of corporate profit.

“The majority of Australians want our governments to back clean renewable energy.

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Labor backs handouts of taxpayer dollars for new coal

Labor has reaffirmed its support for coal by backing mining companies getting taxpayer handouts.

Today Queensland Greens Senator and spokesperson for mining and resources, Andrew Bartlett moved to amend a bill before the Senate so it blocks small thermal coal exploration operations for receiving taxpayer handouts.

Both Labor and the Coalition voted down the amendment.

New investors in small mineral exploration, including for thermal coal can now claim tax offsets.

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South Australian Greens welcome Sea Shepherd to SA

The South Australian Greens have welcomed the Sea Shepherd crew aboard the M/Y Steve Irwin back to Adelaide, and pledge to fight to protect the Great Australian Bight from oil and gas drilling. 

“This pristine wilderness must be protected from multinational fossil fuels companies that put profits ahead of communities and the environment,” Greens Senator for South Australia Sarah Hanson-Young said. 

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