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State investment in coal terminal expansion not long-term thinking

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

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

Strategic Cropping Land is smoke and mirrors

May 31st, 2011
Mining destroying cropping land on Darling Downs Today's announcement of the state government's strategic cropping land legislation has no good news for most farmers. The legislation has all the weaknesses of previous discussion papers. These include:
  • failure to include coal seam gas a an activity prohibited on cropping land
  • … Read More

Turning of first sod for LNG shows contempt for social licence

May 28th, 2011

Curtis Island

The turning of the first sod of soil for Santos’ LNG plant on Curtis Island this morning indicates that the gas companies are ignoring Federal Minister Martin Ferguson’s call for a social licence. ‘This industry’s impacts have triggered immense community concern but it seems that they are going to charge ahead irrespective… Read More

Qld Labor government has a death wish

May 24th, 2011
The Qld Labor government has a death wish: that is the only reasonable conclusion one can come to when considering its blatant disregard of the dangers associated with coal seam gas. On Tuesday it was reported that there had been a blowout in Dalby at one of Arrow Energy’s coal seam gas wells. The well, which exploded for the fourth time and is continuing to shoot water and gas… Read More

Gas blowout proves Qld Govt must follow NSW lead

May 23rd, 2011
The gas blow-out at one of Arrow Energy’s gas wells near Dalby is further proof that gas wells cannot co-exist with rural residential estates or closely settled farming areas according to the Queensland Greens. The well which exploded up to 100 metres in the air and which is continuing… Read More

Stop Coal Seam Gas Now!!!

May 23rd, 2011
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May Day Censorship at Chinchilla

May 13th, 2011
Coal seam gas protestors who had been given permission from organisers to march as part of Chinchilla’s May Day parade were blocked from entering the Chinchilla Showgrounds where the May Day celebrations were held. Queensland Greens spokesperson, Dr Libby Connors, who had marched with other Queensland Greens members in the parade as part… Read More

ALP and Libs block inquiry into the coal seam gas industry

May 12th, 2011
Australia's tired, old political parties have blocked a move by the Greens for a standalone Senate inquiry into the coal seam gas industry, Greens Leader Bob Brown said. In a split with the Liberals, the Nationals abstained. "The prospect of coal seam gas mines across the country, from the Kimberley to Queensland to Tasmania, encroaching on Sydney and broader New South Wales, as well… Read More

Gas industry is doing its job; Greens will do ours

April 11th, 2011
The gas industry is only doing its job in advocating for the best outcome for its bottom line, the Australian Greens said today, Monday 11 April 2011 "Of course CEOs like Don Voelte will use their public positioning to protect their bottom line," Australian Greens Acting Leader, Senator Christine Milne, said. "That is their job, while the job of… Read More

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