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Larissa Waters

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Government’s plan to introduce GST on items bought online for under $1000, due to be debated this week, is chance to abolish the tampon tax say the Australian Greens. New costings (attached) commissioned by the Australian Greens show that States could axe the tampon tax and still be $185...

Larissa Waters

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

What a joke that Qld Labor’s budget includes a measly $15 million to tackle climate change in Queensland, says Australian Greens Deputy Leader and spokesperson for the Queensland, Larissa Waters. "Compare this measly $15 million to the $253 million royalty freebie they’re granting Adani over the...

Larissa Waters

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Adani’s announcement today is just a PR stunt to squeeze a $1 billion handout from Australian taxpayers, say the Australian Greens.   "This so-called final investment decision is meaningless, Adani is still broke, and 19 banks have refused to fund their deadly mega-coal mine,” says Deputy Leader of...

Larissa Waters

Saturday, June 3, 2017

The Great Barrier Reef is still on the watch list for World Heritage In Danger listing and UNESCO has hit out at the slow progress on water quality and mass coral bleaching, say the Australian Greens. "Meanwhile, Queensland Labor and Turnbull roll out the red carpet and public money for Adani for...

Larissa Waters

Monday, May 29, 2017

Just two days after Palaszczuk promised her government wouldn't be the middleman that helps funnel public funds to Adani, the Queensland Treasurer has contradicted her. “Treasurer Curtis Pitt’s intervention today in the power struggle between Palaszczuk and Trad shows the issue is far from settled...

Larissa Waters

Monday, May 29, 2017

Federal Labor should join the Greens in pledging to block Turnbull giving a billion dollars of public money directly to Adani, say the Australian Greens. “After public pressure, Queensland Labor are claiming they won’t be the middleman and help funnel federal funds to Adani,” says Deputy Leader of...

Larissa Waters

Friday, May 26, 2017

Adani has been caught out ripping off Indian taxpayers, why will Queensland be any different, say the Australian Greens.   According to reports by Indian media, the Adani group has ripped off the State Government of Kerala, approximately $6 billion AUD in a dodgy deal to build a port at Vizhinjam....

Larissa Waters

Friday, May 26, 2017

Queensland Labor has broken their promise to Queenslanders that there would be no taxpayer handouts for Adani, say the Australian Greens. “After being publicly shamed for secretly offering Adani a $320 million royalty freebie, Queensland Labor have cooked up another deal that hands out taxpayer-...

Larissa Waters

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Royalty freebies for all mining companies are worse than secret freebies for just Adani, and federal Labor must now come out and oppose these handouts, say the Australian Greens. “With Queensland Labor happy to sign the Reef’s death warrant and give away free coal, it’s up to Bill Shorten to...

Larissa Waters

Monday, May 22, 2017

Responding to Adani’s reported delay of their investment decision, the Australian Greens say this proves Adani are international bullies. “Adani has thrown a tantrum to bully the Queensland Labor government into handing over $320 million of free coal, says Deputy Leader of the Australian Greens and...