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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...

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,...