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Thursday, November 12, 2015

12/11/2015 The second Emissions Reduction Fund auction results, made public this afternoon, shift massive cost to the taxpayer and are totally undermined by emissions from the Turnbull-approved Adani coal mine. “The Government’s climate policy is a massive cost shift from the polluters to the...

Larissa Waters

Thursday, November 12, 2015

After Coal - Our Plan for Coal Workers A significant structural shift is underway in our economy. Global demand for coal is in terminal decline and with it, thousands of jobs and a...

Thursday, November 12, 2015

On 12 and 13 November 2015 my office issued two press releases which the Chief Executive of Adani Mining Australia, Mr Jeyakumar Janakaraj, has complained contained defamatory statements.  I stand by all statements made in relation to the history of the Adani group of companies. In relation to...

Thursday, November 12, 2015

The Turnbull Government has confirmed its opposition to a proposal by Japan and the US to cut international fossil fuel subsidies, by voting against a Greens Senate motion which was today narrowly defeated 30 votes to 30.  "The Turnbull Government has today made clear that it is pushing ahead...

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The Senate has voted down a Turnbull Government motion in support of its bill to limit who can take the government to court when it breaks environment law. "Thanks to Senator Canavan's motion, we've just had a proxy vote on the standing bill, and we now know it's dead in the water," Senator Larissa...

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The Australian Greens are urging the cross-bench Senators to continue to block the Turnbull Government's plan to give all federal environmental approval powers to state or even local governments. "It is deeply disappointing that Malcolm Turnbull is pushing Tony Abbott's plan to take an axe to...

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Senate has this afternoon supported an Australian Greens' motion marking the 40th birthday of Brisbane's Women's House - Queensland's oldest women's shelter. "Women's House has saved the lives of many Queensland women and children over its 40 years," Senator Larissa Waters, the Australian...

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Australian Greens are calling on the Turnbull Government to stop blocking international moves to reduce OECD countries' subsidies to coal-fired power stations in developing countries. Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens Deputy Leader and climate change spokesperson, who asked the...

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten are heading to the world climate talks in Paris in just weeks - alongside our Greens Senators Richard Di Natale and Larissa Waters who will be there holding them to account! Together, we need to build the public pressure on Turnbull and Shorten in the lead up to...