The Queensland Greens say today’s announcement that Liberal National Party MP, Steve Dickson, is defecting to One Nation is the clearest indication yet of the LNP’s drift to the hard right of politics.

Going into COAG, if the federal government is actually committed to the safety of women and children experiencing domestic violence, they must commit to long-term funding for specialist homelessness services, say the Australian Greens.

The Turnbull government has reportedly given "conditional approval" for a $1 billion loan of public money to build the railway for the Reef-destroying Adani Carmichael mega coal mine, say the Australian Greens.
“This is in the same year that coal-driven global warming caused the worst ever mass coral bleaching, killing 22% of the Great Barrier Reef, said Australian Greens Deputy Leader and Senator for Queensland, Larissa Waters.

The Australian Greens say the Australian and Queensland government’s inaction and capitulation to big coal will tempt UNESCO to put the Great Barrier Reef  on the World Heritage In Danger list.

The state Labor government’s Maintenance Dredging Strategy for Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area Ports lets one million cubic metres of sludge from maintenance dredging continue to be dumped on the Great Barrier Reef and betrays Queenslanders who voted to save the Reef, say the Australian Greens.

The Australian Greens say any plan to save the Great Barrier Reef that ignores global warming is meaningless
“The government’s draft response plan to the “worst ever” bleaching event on the Reef on record reportedly says global warming was the cause but doesn’t include any action or new funding to address it,” said Australian Greens Deputy Leader and Senator for Queensland, Larissa Waters.

The Australian Greens call on all political parties to face the scientific facts and take drastic action to save the Great Barrier Reef.
“A scientific study released today confirms that two thirds of corals are dead in the north of the Reef, said Australian Greens Deputy Leader and Senator for Queensland, Larissa Waters.