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Greens support Lock the Gate President in CSG court case

December 7th, 2011

Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown and mining spokesperson Larissa Waters have attended a rally in Dalby today to support Drew Hutton, President of the Lock the Gate Alliance, in his appearance before the Magistrates Court. "I have known Drew for 30 years. He is a co-founder of the Australian Greens. His courage and integrity are formidable characteristics when lined up against this money-hungry,… Read More

A govt that cannot manage Gladstone has no right to destroy Abbott Point

December 4th, 2011

The Queensland Greens say that the Premier’s announcement of massive expansion of Abbott Point coal terminal should chill the heart of anyone concerned about Queensland’s fisheries, tourism and environment. The Premier has released plans to massively expand the Abbott Point port to nine terminals with a capacity of 385 megatonnes per annum making it one of the biggest… Read More

Murray Darling Basin to be sacrificed for CSG

November 28th, 2011

The risky coal seam gas industry looks set to secure millions of litres of groundwater from the Murray Darling Basin while the environment misses out, Australian Greens mining spokesperson Senator Larissa Waters said today. The draft plan released by the Murray Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) appears to have doubled groundwater allocations, contrary to a… Read More

APPEA running scared on CSG

November 25th, 2011

"The ABC has pulled together qualitative and much-needed research into the extent and impacts of coal seam gas mining in Australia, and APPEA have responded like schoolyard bullies," Senator Waters said. "Firstly Mark Textor of the Crosby Textor Group was sent onto Twitter to denigrate the new site, which he did while failing to reveal he's a paid lobbyist for APPEA. "And today… Read More

Environment Minister caught out twice in one day on CSG water

November 25th, 2011

Queensland’s novice Minister for the Environment Vicky Darling admitted in an evening news interview that she was unaware that her department had approved the discharge of treated csg water to the Condamine River (and Murray Darling system) which is harmful to aquatic ecosystems. On the same day she issued a press release that misrepresents the csg companies’ capacity to reinject produced water into aquifers. The Queensland Greens say that it is further proof that the coal seam gas industry is racing ahead of… Read More

Greens welcome debate over education

November 25th, 2011
ALP and LNP vision for the Whistudays

Queensland Greens Candidate for Whitsunday Jonathon Dykyj welcomes the visit of Deputy Premier and Treasurer Andrew Fraser to the Mackay and Whitsunday region to discuss, amongst other things, the Bligh Labor Governments new education funding program. Mr Dykyj hopes this visit will spark greater scrutiny… Read More

Major parties think they can bribe electorate into accepting bad coal and gas developments

November 23rd, 2011

The Queensland Greens say that announcements by both major parties today indicate they are not stepping back from full commitment to the mining and gas sectors but believe they can bribe Queenslanders into accepting the loss of basic resources. ‘On a day when the news from Gladstone Harbour continued to belie the reality of massive marine deaths, we have both major parties offering inducements in exchange… Read More

Newman’s latest csg announcement a betrayal of the bush

November 18th, 2011

The Queensland Greens say that LNP leader Campbell Newman’s latest announcement on csg is a betrayal of rural communities which leaves the main problems posed by the industry unresolved. Campbell Newman is claiming he will to introduce a more transparent system of compensation to landholders with csg wells on their land. ‘As usual the LNP are doing the work of the gas companies… Read More

Exclusion of the Greens from leaders debate is disappointing

November 14th, 2011
NO CSG mining in the Scenic Rim

State spokesperson for the Queensland Greens, Libby Connors, has expressed disappointment that a leaders debate in the lead up to the state election is going to exclude any third voices, especially that of the Greens. ‘It is great that The Courier-Mail has initiated this debate. The state is certainly at a cross-roads in its economic direction… Read More

Mixed news for Queensland’s environment: Big Day for election campaign

November 5th, 2011

Events during the past week have shown how desperate and out-of-touch both Labor and the LNP are on the issues that is set to define the next state election - the social and environmental impacts of mining. Greens spokesperson Dr Libby Connors said nowhere is this demonstrated better than LNP leader, Campbell Newman, announcing… Read More

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