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Larissa Waters

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Standing with Greens Candidate for Groom, Antonia van Geuns, Senator Waters said the Greens stood firmly against new coal and coal seam gas and for a ban on fracking. "We Greens will always put farmers ahead of the big mining companies' profits, which mostly flow offshore, and unlike the Liberal,...

Larissa Waters

Monday, June 27, 2016

With coral reef scientists left to beg the Prime Minister Turnbull to stop putting fossil fuels ahead of the Reef, it's never been more important to vote for the Reef. "This election falls at a critical time for the survival of our Great Barrier Reef," Qld Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens...

Larissa Waters

Monday, June 27, 2016

The Greens are calling on the old parties to commit before the election to Brisbane's clean transport future beyond the north-south Cross River Rail by progressing an east-west Brisbane Subway. Greens Senator for Queensland, Larissa Waters, said Brisbane was expected to grow rapidly over the next...

Larissa Waters

Thursday, June 23, 2016

The Australian Greens have backed a statement by 24 prominent Australians calling for "emergency-scale action" on dangerous global warming. Australian Greens Deputy Leader, Senator Larissa Waters said, "We are running out of time to save our Great Barrier Reef, protect our rural communities,...

Larissa Waters

Monday, June 20, 2016

The Government's announcement today of $100 million per year for green cities taken from Clean Energy Finance Corporation, is its third attempt to rebadge existing CEFC funding while cutting $1.3 billion from ARENA and leaving fossil fuel subsidies untouched.  Greens Sustainable Cities...

Larissa Waters

Monday, June 20, 2016

The Greens today announced their $46 million plan over 6 years to prevent violence against women, which supports women's financial independence, secures Our Watch funding, assists sports clubs to make cultural change and supports the national roll out of Respectful Relationships programs in schools...

Larissa Waters

Monday, June 20, 2016

The Greens today launched the results of their national 2016 Renters' Rights survey and announced a national election plan to protect renters, who make up 48 per cent of the Brisbane electorate and 46 per cent of the Griffith electorate.   At a rented family home in Coorparoo today,...

Larissa Waters

Thursday, June 16, 2016

The Greens congratulate the Western Downs Alliance for their legal challenge to ensure the water trigger is enforced against CSG in western Queensland. "It appears Minister Hunt has ignored the impacts of CSG on water in approving Santos' project to drill 6,100 CSG wells in Queensland," Qld Senator...

Larissa Waters

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Australia's whole stock of public and community housing would be retrofitted with solar panels to ease power bills for low income earners and make them more comfortable to live in, under a Greens plan announced today. The nationwide upgrade of Australia's 421,000 public and community dwellings by...

Larissa Waters

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The Greens today outlined their vision for solar on every Queensland roof, including rented homes, to drive down power bills. Qld Senator Larissa Waters and Australian Greens Deputy Leader said: “We Greens will use our numbers in the Parliament to push to make solar accessible for everyone. “...