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Larissa Waters

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The Turnbull government is claiming credit for pollution cuts to meet its measly 5 per cent target by 2020 which are driven by structural factors and by the carbon price that it scrapped. “Crowing about meeting such a measly target is internationally embarrassing, especially as we’re still the...

Monday, November 16, 2015

16/11/2015 QGC’s announcement today of an extra 300 to 400 coal seam gas wells near Wandoan puts Queensland’s land, water, Great Barrier Reef and climate at risk. “The Palaszczuk Government’s enthusiastic support for hundreds more CSG wells in Queensland is short-sighted and reckless,” Senator...

Larissa Waters

Monday, November 16, 2015

QGC's announcement today of an extra 300 to 400 coal seam gas wells near Wandoan puts Queensland's land, water, Great Barrier Reef and climate at risk. "The Palaszczuk Government's enthusiastic support for hundreds more CSG wells in Queensland is short-sighted and reckless," Senator Larissa Waters...

Larissa Waters

Friday, November 13, 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...

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

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...