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Campbell Newman proves he will not stand up for the environment

November 4th, 2011
Drawing by 13yo Mia Stone

State spokesperson for the Queensland Greens, Libby Connors, has slammed Campbell Newman’s commitment to revoke protection of four wild rivers in Cape York if an LNP government is elected. ‘Campbell Newman has proved he will be an even more aggressive proponent of mining and gas development than the… Read More

Cougar litigation highlights Qld Govt mistakes

October 23rd, 2011
Cougar Energy have been stopped from polluting Kingaroy

Reports that Cougar Energy intends to sue Queensland government ministers not just bureaucratic heads highlight the weakness in the state government’s policy approach to the coal and gas sectors according to the Queensland Greens. Cougar Energy which conducted underground coal gasification… Read More

Fate of Bimblebox Nature Refuge hangs in the balance

October 21st, 2011
Bimblebox (Eucalyptus populnea) woodland with native understorey

Bimblebox Nature Refuge, a precious 8,000 hectare ecological sanctuary part-established with taxpayers' money, is under threat from a proposed 30 mega-tonne open cut coal mine which would directly destroy over half of the refuge. Australian Greens environment spokesperson Senator Larissa Waters has questioned federal department officials in Senate Estimates seeking… Read More

Rena and Pacific Adventurer timely reminders of risks ahead for Queensland

October 16th, 2011
Oil slick on Queensland beach from Pacific Adventurer

The twin coastal shipping tragedies of the leaking container ship in the Bay of Plenty and the current trial of the owners of the Pacific Adventurer whose oil damaged Moreton Island beaches in March 2009 should give Queenslanders pause to re-consider the direction the state government… Read More

QLD Greens Weekend of Action on Coal and Coal Seam Gas

October 3rd, 2011

Greens members at Tara blockade

QLD Greens Weekend of Action on Coal and Coal Seam Gas Week End of the 15th & 16th of October

The Queensland Greens  are holding a State Wide Weekend of Action on Coal & Coal Seam Gas on the weekend… Read More

MEDIA RELEASE: ‘Who wants CSG?’ campaign launch

September 19th, 2011

Everyday Australian people, tired of industry increasingly using big-budget campaigns aimed at deceiving Australians on issues of critical importance to Australia's future, decided to spend a weekend building a more honest version of the 'We Want CSG' campaign website, which has now just gone live Produced by the Australian Parody Production… Read More

Clean energy is taking our jobs!

September 16th, 2011
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Old parties back coal seam gas over farmers

September 14th, 2011

The Greens motion for a moratorium on coal seam gas until its long-term impacts are better understood was roundly defeated as the old parties caved in to powerful multi-national interests in the Senate. Greens mining spokesperson, Queensland Senator Larissa Waters, said the Australian public have a right to feel betrayed by the National, Liberal and Labor senators who… Read More

Another gas blow out on the Downs proves residents’ concerns are legitimate

September 13th, 2011

The Queensland Greens have responded to the latest blowout from a gas well-head on private property on the Darling Downs by repeating the call for a moratorium to allow full health and other studies to be undertaken. ‘QGC have publicly released information about this incident on the same day that Queensland Greens Senator Waters is moving a motion for… Read More

Good waste policy undermined by coal seam gas mining

September 7th, 2011

The Queensland Greens today used the opportunity to appear before the state parliament’s Environment, Agriculture, Resources and Energy Committee to object to provisions in a new Waste Reduction and Recycling Bill which will allow treated coal seam gas mining water to be released to Queensland… Read More

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