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Larissa Waters

Sunday, December 13, 2015

• Reference to a 1.5 degree limit will require countries to ratchet up targets • Australia will now need to rapidly transition from coal to renewables • Agreement to $100 billion in finance for developing countries to develop via low carbon economies The Australian Greens welcomed the announcement...

Larissa Waters

Friday, December 11, 2015

The Australian Greens welcome COAG's announcement of a domestic violence summit and a deadline for national DVO legislation, but cuts must be restored and funding increased for domestic violence services and prevention in the MYEFO next Tuesday. "While we welcome the first ministers' domestic...

Larissa Waters

Friday, December 11, 2015

The Australian Greens are calling on Westpac to rule out funding Adani's Carmichael mine in order to meet its commitment to keep global warming within 2 degrees, announced today. "There's no way you can finance the Southern Hemisphere's largest coal mine and say you're taking action on global...

Larissa Waters

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Wed, 2015-12-16 18:30 - 20:30 Senator Waters Electorate Office. Level 2, 251 Given Tce, Paddington QLD Now that I'm back from the Paris negotiations I'm holding a special briefing at...

Larissa Waters

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Responding to Environment Minister Hunt's announcement of Australia's National Climate Resilience and Adaptation Strategy, Australian Greens Deputy Leader and Climate spokesperson Senator Larissa Waters said: "While adaptation is an important part of dealing with the locked-in impacts of our...

Larissa Waters

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Turnbull Government's obsession with coal undermines the global momentum in Paris, and threatens the health of Australian workers. "It was devastating to hear this morning that four Queensland coalmine workers have been diagnosed with black lung. There is no cure for this terrible disease, and...

Larissa Waters

Friday, November 27, 2015

Labor's climate targets announced today leave the Turnbull Government isolated but raise serious questions about how Labor will deliver on its targets without a plan to transition away from coal. "We welcome this shift from the ALP but now they need a detailed plan to achieve these modest targets...

Larissa Waters

Thursday, November 26, 2015

This weekend tens of thousands of people will be hitting the street around the country for the Peoples’ Climate Marches. This is our chance to send Prime Minister Turnbull a strong message as he makes his way to Paris - Australia is ready to RenewAustralia and embrace a clean energy future. JOIN...

Thursday, November 26, 2015

26/11/2015 The Palaszczuk Government is again putting mining companies above regional communities by cutting the amount of money mining companies pay to guarantee that mines are properly rehabilitated. With the government’s change, mining companies no longer have to pay GST of 10 per cent on the...

Larissa Waters

Thursday, November 26, 2015

The Workplace Gender Equality Agency's annual data on the gender pay gap, out today, shows the gap is even worse when bonuses, allowances and superannuation are taken into account "When bonuses, allowances and superannuation are taken into account, the gender pay gap for full-time work is a...