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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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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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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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We’ve heard this all before. You can’t trust Labor on Adani

One thing about Labor’s position on Adani is certain. Bill Shorten’s supposed “opposition” will melt away after the Batman by-election.

Speaking on ABC’s 7.30 last night the former head of the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) says Mr Shorten’s opposition to the Adani mine is hardening.

“We’ve heard this all before, Labor say one thing on Adani when facing the ballot box and another when the election is over, says Queensland Greens Senator Andrew Bartlett.

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Labor deceived Queenslanders about Adani jobs claim to win the state election

Queensland Greens Senator Andrew Bartlett says Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s complaints about non-existent Adani jobs shows their pre-election promises of ample ongoing jobs in the region from new coal mines were concoctions.

"Labor knew the jobs Adani promised were fake well before the election but fed the lie to Queenslanders because they had to pretend they had a plan for regional jobs to win.

Adani’s wildly exaggerated job figures were exposed long ago, with more and more new mines turning to an automated and casualised workforce.

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No Coincidence: Batman forces Bill to back blocking of Galilee rail

Within 24 hours of the news of a by-election in the Greens/Labor marginal seat of Batman, Federal Labor reaffirm they do not support taxpayer funds for any Galilee Basin rail line.

“Bill Shorten is no Caped Crusader - we know there’s an election coming when Labor starts to parade their green credentials.

“But he has provided a perfect opportunity for Queensland Labor to get out of their self-made mess and do what’s right for the regions”, says Queensland Greens Senator Andrew Bartlett.

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Take back control from mining companies: join the Greens

Queensland Greens Senator Andrew Bartlett invites Queenslanders who want politicians to stop sacrificing workers, the environment, and climate in the name of corporate profit to join the Greens.

"Mining companies want to cook the climate, ruin the environment, get their hands on even more public money and treat workers like garbage.

Any politician that represented Queenslanders would reject all of this, but Labor and the Liberals don’t work for us, they work for big business.

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Gina Rinehart and QLD Labor: prepare for a community backlash

Queensland Greens Senator Andrew Bartlett is warning Gina Rinehart and QLD Labor to prepare for the same community backlash that has all but killed the Adani Carmichael Mine in light of the GVK Hancock mining company’s proposal for a new coal mine in the Galilee Basin.

"Gina Rinehart and QLD Labor should prepare for their offices to be blockaded and flooded with calls of protest, and get ready to cop widespread public criticism if they continue to push their coal barrow.

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Qld Labor betrays us by extending coal mining lease another 25 years

The state Labor government’s decision to issue a lease to extend the life of the Boundary Hill coal mine betrays Queenslanders while serving the interests of the Labor Party’s paymasters in the fossil fuel industry says Queensland Greens Senator and spokesperson for Mining and Resources, Andrew Bartlett.  

"Coal kills. If we don’t invest in renewable, clean energy,  parts of Queensland will become unlivable, natural disasters will be far worse and farming will be devastated.

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