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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

28/10/2015 The Palaszczuk and Turnbull governments have together launched another taxpayer-funded handout for mining companies in Brisbane today in the form of the Mining Equipment Technology and Services Industry Growth Centre. “The old parties are joining together to tip millions more dollars...

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

28/10/2015The Palaszczuk Government’s lodgement of the Abbot Point coal port expansion final Environmental Impact Statement with Minister Hunt today, confirms it’s forging ahead with its agenda to turn the Great Barrier Reef into a fossil fuel highway.“The Palaszczuk Government is continuing to do...

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

28/10/2015The Queensland Greens have announced they will oppose the plan for the state to have four year Parliamentary terms, saying it will just give governments more power.Speaking ahead of appearing today before a Parliamentary Committee examining the issue of shifting to fixed, four-year terms...

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

28/10/2015Dozens of Knitting Nannas Against Gas from Qld and NSW will gather in Brisbane for a ‘knit-in’ rally today to support George Bender’s family in its fight to protect farmland from mining.Senator Waters and Drew Hutton will address the Knitting Nannas and their supporters.WHERE: King George...

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

27/10/2015The Prime Minister has failed to properly respond to today’s admirable call by 61 eminent Australians for an international moratorium on new coal mines to be negotiated at the Paris climate talks.Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens Deputy Leader and climate change spokesperson, said...

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

27/10/2015The Queensland Government’s Draft Infrastructure Plan, released today, confirms its obsession with coal and gas and hardly mentions renewable energy.Qld Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens Deputy Leader, said:“In the election, Labor talked the talk on renewables, promising a 50 per...

Monday, October 26, 2015

26/10/2015With Queensland medical experts saying women are travelling to other states to have abortions,  the Palaszczuk Government must get rid of our state’s archaic laws that still list abortion as a crime.Qld Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens Deputy Leader and spokesperson for...

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The federal and Queensland governments' new agreement to hand federal environment protection powers to the state government, reported on today, will devastate the state's natural assets, say the Australian Greens. "So much of Queensland's iconic environment has been deemed to have national...

Thursday, July 25, 2013

The Greens' plan to prepare for global warming and more extreme weather Extreme weather hurts people and the economy - but one dollar spent on reducing the risks of natural disasters can save at least two in recovery costs. That's why the Greens will invest in preparing our communities for extreme...