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Resources Council and Greens find something to agree on

Monday, June 20th, 2011

The Queensland Greens agree with the scientific team commissioned by the Queensland Resources Council which found that the criteria for the state government’s Strategic Cropping Lands were not reliable but say they continue to support protection of agricultural lands. ‘Clearly protection of cropping land is going to come down to on the… Read More

Minister should do the health study before making claims about safety

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011
The Queensland Greens say that the results of the state government’s audit of gas wells is a little too convenient for the government and the gas companies. Mining minister, Stirling Hinchliffe, today released results from an audit of 2719 wells which showed 98% of well heads were not leaking.… Read More

State investment in coal terminal expansion not long-term thinking

Saturday, June 4th, 2011
Massive dirty coal port expansion into the heart of the Great Barrier Reef The Greens have questioned the economic direction of the State in the wake of the recently announced upgrade to the Abbot Point coal port. 'It seems crazy to have a Government-owned enterprise (North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation) actively fostering a massive expansion in our capacity to ship coal out… Read More

Strategic Cropping Lands will not end resource conflicts

Friday, June 3rd, 2011
Massive open cut mine development in "strategic cropping land" of the Darling Downs Queensland The Queensland Greens say that the state government’s Strategic Cropping Lands Protection Areas are a good start but the overall policy is not going to end resource conflicts. ‘It is great to see… Read More

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