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Larissa Waters

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The Liberal Government is trying to stifle the independence of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency by neglecting to appoint new board members leaving the Environment Department Secretary as the only director, who has quorum.   "The Turnbull Government is repeating Tony Abbott's old...

Larissa Waters

Monday, February 1, 2016

The Australian Greens strongly condemn the online group Return of Kings' promotion of sexual violence and their pathetic attempt to hold on to medieval - and frankly sickening - attitudes towards women. "There is no place for these violent, archaic and disturbing views about women," Senator...

Larissa Waters

Monday, February 1, 2016

Reports today confirm the Liberal Government's global warming policy is a sham and that there's no long-term funding budgeted for the expensive policy. Reporting of RepuTex modelling today shows that in the 2014-15 financial year Australia's climate pollution rose for the first time in a decade and...

Friday, January 29, 2016

29/01/2016 The Queensland Government must make sure Anglo American does not dodge its responsibility to provide Central Queensland jobs in rehabilitation by selling its unprofitable Callide coal mine to a shelf company. Anglo American has agreed to sell its mine to a tiny company which has raised...

Friday, January 29, 2016

29/01/2016 A James Cook University study out today shows Australians care deeply for our Great Barrier Reef and are concerned about its future. “Australians have every right to be concerned about the future of our treasured Great Barrier Reef,” Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens Deputy...

Larissa Waters

Friday, January 29, 2016

The Queensland Government must make sure Anglo American does not dodge its responsibility to provide Central Queensland jobs in rehabilitation by selling its unprofitable Callide coal mine to a shelf company. Anglo American has agreed to sell its mine to a tiny company which has raised only $750,...

Larissa Waters

Friday, January 29, 2016

A James Cook University study out today shows Australians care deeply for our Great Barrier Reef and are concerned about its future. "Australians have every right to be concerned about the future of our treasured Great Barrier Reef," Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens Deputy Leader and...

Larissa Waters

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Jamie Briggs' claim that Prime Minister Turnbull told him he could become a Minister again after sexist behaviour is even more evidence that we urgently need a Sex Discrimination Commissioner. "Although the Prime Minister talks a lot about respect for women, anything other than zero tolerance for...

Larissa Waters

Thursday, January 28, 2016

The Australian Greens are concerned Labor is using consultations with business as an excuse to water down its climate pollution reduction targets.  "There's no arguing with the science, which is clear on the need for deep pollution cuts to avoid catastrophic global warming and economic shocks...

Larissa Waters

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Revelations today that the Liberal Government has watered down the environmental conditions of 21 projects, including coal mines, in the past nine months are incredibly concerning.   “The Liberal Government is trying to fool communities by saying they have set so-called strict conditions when...