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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. “...

Larissa Waters

Thursday, November 24, 2016

The test is on for the Nationals and the Labor party with the Senate today debating the Australian Greens’ bill to ban fracking and give landholders the right to say no to coal and unconventional gas to protect farmland, water and the climate. Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens Deputy Leader...

Larissa Waters

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Senate today supported an Australian Greens motion to force the government to disclose currently secret meetings between former ministers and current ministers or senior officials which may breach the Statement of Ministerial Standards. Australian Greens Deputy Leader and Resources spokesperson...

Larissa Waters

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Australian Greens Deputy Leader and spokesperson for women spoke at a breakfast event for White Ribbon Day held in Parliament House this morning alongside Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten. As the original list of political speakers contained no women Senator Waters...

Larissa Waters

Monday, November 21, 2016

Australian Greens Deputy Leader and Queensland Senator Larissa Waters said Pauline Hanson and her party promised voters they would shake up mainstream politics but instead they have taken a leaf straight out of the old two parties’ playbook accepting nearly $70,000 in donations and in-kind support...

Larissa Waters

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The Australian Greens say former Minister Ian Macfarlane's proposal to make environment groups stick to “digging up lantana” shows the danger of the cosy relationship between the mining sector and ex-politicians and the need for binding rules about former politicians working for industries...