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Larissa Waters

Thursday, January 12, 2017

The revelations about the outrageous conspiracy theories held by the One Nation candidate for the Queensland state seat of Mulgrave are shocking but not surprising say the Australian Greens. “One Nation have nothing to say about fixing the desperately high youth unemployment rate in the Far North,...

Larissa Waters

Friday, December 9, 2016

It beggars belief that the Queensland and federal governments want to give Adani, a company that paid just 0.008 percent in tax on their total income in 2014-2015, one billion dollars of taxpayer’s money, say the Australian Greens. “Under new tax transparency laws spearheaded by the Greens, the ATO...

Larissa Waters

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Going into COAG, if the federal government is actually committed to the safety of women and children experiencing domestic violence, they must commit to long-term funding for specialist homelessness services, say the Australian Greens. "We know that domestic violence is one of the key causes of...

Larissa Waters

Saturday, December 3, 2016

The Turnbull government has reportedly given "conditional approval" for a $1 billion loan of public money to build the railway for the Reef-destroying Adani Carmichael mega coal mine, say the Australian Greens. “This is in the same year that coal-driven global warming caused the worst...

Larissa Waters

Thursday, December 1, 2016

The Australian Greens say the Australian and Queensland government’s inaction and capitulation to big coal will tempt UNESCO to put the Great Barrier Reef  on the World Heritage In Danger list. “The Government is risking a fail on their Reef homework to UNESCO by underfunding their ReefPlan,...

Larissa Waters

Thursday, December 1, 2016

The state Labor government’s Maintenance Dredging Strategy for Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area Ports lets one million cubic metres of sludge from maintenance dredging continue to be dumped on the Great Barrier Reef and betrays Queenslanders who voted to save the Reef, say the Australian...

Larissa Waters

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Australian Greens say any plan to save the Great Barrier Reef that ignores global warming is meaningless “The government’s draft response plan to the “worst ever” bleaching event on the Reef on record reportedly says global warming was the cause but doesn’t include any action or new funding to...

Larissa Waters

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Australian Greens call on all political parties to face the scientific facts and take drastic action to save the Great Barrier Reef. “A scientific study released today confirms that two thirds of corals are dead in the north of the Reef, said Australian Greens Deputy Leader and Senator for...

Larissa Waters

Saturday, November 26, 2016

By falsely claiming that the Great Barrier Reef is “alive and well” after visiting an area unaffected by coral bleaching One Nation is putting the jobs of 70,000 Queenslanders in jeopardy say the Australian Greens. “It is unconscionable for One Nation to claim the Reef is totally fine when 22...

Larissa Waters

Friday, November 25, 2016

“We are disappointed with this decision but are proud of the tenacious legal fight to oppose this mega-coal mine. “When governments fail to enforce or comply with their own laws, it falls to community groups to hold them to account. “Public enforcement of laws is a crucial tenet of our democracy. “...