The Newman Government’s plans to privatise ports and to weaken environmental impact assessment, revealed today, will put more pressure on the Great Barrier Reef than ever before, say the Australian Greens.
The influence of mining magnates, made clear in a public hearing at Parliament House today, cannot be allowed to sabotage a bill for federal protection for water resources from coal seam gas mining and large coal mines, say the Australian Greens.
Yet again Labor is demonstrating that it cannot be trusted to care for the environment, the Australian Greens said today.
An ABS report out today shows how connected Australians are to our unique and beautiful environment, say the Australian Greens.
The Australian Greens will introduce a bill to Parliament tomorrow to save the Great Barrier Reef from uranium shipping and being added to the World Heritage list of sites in danger.
The Australian Greens will work to strengthen the government’s bill to consider the impacts of coal seam gas and large coal mines on water resources when assessing these projects.