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Larissa Waters

Thursday, November 26, 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

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Australian Greens are disappointed the government-dominated Senate committee into the Greens’ bill for mandatory vehicle emissions standards has opposed the bill.   Minister Hunt announced in his National Press Club speech today that the government would set national vehicle emissions...

Larissa Waters

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Larissa Waters

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Australian Greens have successfully established a Senate Inquiry on preventing domestic violence by challenging societal attitudes of gender inequality and rigid gender stereotypes. The inquiry will also look at how these stereotypes are communicated to children and young people, including...

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

25/11/2015 Nationals Senators have failed to stand by their own claims that they believe landholders should have the right to say no to coal seam gas by voting against on a Greens’ Senate motion today. Queensland Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens Deputy Leader and mining spokesperson, who...

Larissa Waters

Monday, November 23, 2015

In response to Greens’ questioning, today Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull again refused to tell Parliament how much pollution the coal from the government-approved Carmichael coal mine will produce and Senator George Brandis ridiculously claimed that the mine would reduce pollution. In Question...

Larissa Waters

Monday, November 23, 2015

The Australian Greens are calling on the Turnbull Government to factor the Our Watch report on the economic cost of violence against women, released today, into MYEFO and next year's budget. The report shows violence against women costs the economy $21.7 billion a year and that one million...

Larissa Waters

Sunday, November 22, 2015

On the eve of global climate negotiations kicking off in Paris, the Australian Greens have today released their detailed plan ensure that by 2030 Australia's energy generation is at least 90% renewable and twice as efficient. A new government authority called RenewAustralia would deliver a 15 year...

Thursday, November 19, 2015

19/11/2015 Following tragic fires in Western Australia and the Climate Council’s report on bushfire preparedness, the Australian Greens are calling for governments to work together on a plan for longer fire seasons that looks after firefighters. Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens climate...