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Larissa Waters

Monday, May 22, 2017

In the wake of reported weakening of Adani’s environmental approval at Abbot Point coal port, the Australian Greens say that Queensland Labor and the Liberals don’t work for us, they work for Adani. “The gifts for this billionaire company from Labor and the Liberals keep stacking up". "...

Larissa Waters

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

In this sitting week of Parliament the Greens will introduce a bill to stop $1 billion in public money going to Adani to prop up their dirty mega coal-mine. “The Liberal government takes money away from battling families but wants to give $1billion to a tax dodging, environmentally ruinous, mining...

Larissa Waters

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Liberals are screwing over the next generation by leaving clean energy and the environment out of the budget, says Senator Larissa Waters, deputy leader of the Australian Greens and environment spokesperson. “The Liberals are handing out $80 million for gas including $60 million for more...

Larissa Waters

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Budget is another reminder that the Liberal party doesn’t care about women, says Australian Greens Deputy Leader and spokesperson for women, Larissa Waters. “The Government is putting women’s lives at risk by chronically underfunding domestic violence services and pushing women to financial...

Larissa Waters

Friday, April 28, 2017

The Australian Greens congratulated the #StopAdani movement and welcomed Westpac’s refusal to help Adani wreck our climate and kill the Great Barrier Reef with their deadly mega-coal mine. “All the four big banks have now ruled out or walked away from helping Adani spew out 4.7 billion tonnes of...

Larissa Waters

Thursday, February 9, 2017

The Senate yesterday supported a Greens motion to establish an inquiry into mining and resources rehabilitation to crack down on multinational mining companies dodging their obligations to rehabilitate mines and create jobs as the mining boom ends. Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert and...

Larissa Waters

Friday, February 3, 2017

The Australian Greens said today that using the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility to bankroll fake “clean coal” power stations in Queensland as Resources Minister Matthew Canavan has suggested today would be a betrayal of the North. “Northern Queenslanders are facing a jobs crisis, but we...

Larissa Waters

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

As parliament prepares to resume next week the Australian Greens are calling on the Turnbull government to commit to life-saving domestic violence services. “Community Legal Centres assisting survivors of domestic violence face a 30 per cent funding cut come July, meaning less staff helping fewer...

Larissa Waters

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The Australian Greens do not support the resumption of quality farmland whether for mining, coal seam gas or expanded military facilities, including the proposed expansion at the Shoalwater Bay “The expansion of Shoalwater Bay Training Area into grazing land is short-sighted and heavy-handed”, said...

Larissa Waters

Friday, January 13, 2017

Greens applaud win against fracking giant Santos and warn against fracking spree The Australian Greens applaud the work of community group Western Downs Alliance in stopping Santos dumping coal seam gas wastewater in Surat Basin rivers and streams and have warned against the federal and state...