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Larissa Waters

Thursday, September 8, 2016

  Greens Deputy Leader and Queensland Senator Larissa Waters today said the 1,172 Queensland jobs funded by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency via grants to large-scale solar projects show that Labor and LNP must abandon the planned $1 billion cut to the agency.  "Today's funding...

Larissa Waters

Friday, September 2, 2016

Senator WATERS I seek leave to amend general business notice of motion No. 19 standing in my name for today, relating to the Adani coalmine. Leave granted. Senator WATERS I move the motion as amended: That the Senate— (a) notes that:    (i) Australia has committed at the Paris...

Larissa Waters

Thursday, September 1, 2016

  The Australian Senate today supported a Greens motion calling on the government to rule out any public funding for the Adani coal mine or associated infrastructure, including via the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility.  "Australia must not spend public money propping up a...

Larissa Waters

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

With the ban on fracking announced in Victoria, the Australian Greens will move for a nation-wide ban on fracking to protect farmland and water and call on federal Labor to follow their state colleagues and back the move. "The move by the Victorian Government to listen to the science, the community...

Larissa Waters

Friday, August 19, 2016

Senator Larissa Waters is seeking a Media Adviser to manage media strategy and its implementation. The Media Adviser will build the Senator's profile and manage the relationship between the Senator and the media by providing advice about messaging and strategy, developing story ideas, producing...

Larissa Waters

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The Greens condemn the Turnbull Government plan, announced today, to rip more than $1 billion from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency as soon as Parliament returns and Labor's failure this morning to rule out passing the cut.  On RN Breakfast this morning, Chris Bowen refused to commit...

Larissa Waters

Thursday, August 11, 2016

In response to Environment & Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg’s comments that he will proceed with the $1.3 billion cut to ARENA grant funding, Greens Energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP called on Labor to abandon its support for the Liberals’ funding cuts. “Labor must drop its election cut to...

Larissa Waters

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Following a leaked report estimating the Queensland Government has failed to collect billions of dollars from coal mining companies for rehabilitation, the Greens will seek support for a federal Senate Inquiry into the issue. Qld Senator Larissa Waters, Greens Deputy Leader, said: "Across the...

Larissa Waters

Friday, July 22, 2016

The Greens are calling on the Palaszczuk Government to release its reported funding application to the federal Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility to pay for Adani's railway line. "Instead of being miles better for the Reef as promised, Labor appears to be seeking taxpayer funding for miles...

Larissa Waters

Thursday, June 30, 2016

The Australian Greens today committed to do Australia’s fair share in providing climate finance to help developing nations transition to clean energy and adapt to the impacts of global warming.  Deputy Greens leader Senator Larissa Waters said: “Global warming is already hitting our neighbours...