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Adani caught out ripping off taxpayers in India

Adani has been caught out ripping off Indian taxpayers, why will Queensland be any different, say the Australian Greens.  

According to reports by Indian media, the Adani group has ripped off the State Government of Kerala, approximately $6 billion AUD in a dodgy deal to build a port at Vizhinjam.

The media reports refer to a report by the Comptroller and Auditor General that has been tabled in the Indian Parliament.  

Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens Deputy Leader said:

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Queensland Labor and Adani join forces, Queensland taxpayers get screwed over

Queensland Labor has broken their promise to Queenslanders that there would be no taxpayer handouts for Adani, say the Australian Greens.

“After being publicly shamed for secretly offering Adani a $320 million royalty freebie, Queensland Labor have cooked up another deal that hands out taxpayer-funded favours to all mining companies”, said Australian Greens Deputy Leader and Senator for Queensland, Larissa Waters.

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Qld Labor giving more royalty freebies – Shorten must oppose Adani

Royalty freebies for all mining companies are worse than secret freebies for just Adani, and federal Labor must now come out and oppose these handouts, say the Australian Greens.

“With Queensland Labor happy to sign the Reef’s death warrant and give away free coal, it’s up to Bill Shorten to acknowledge reality and drop support for Adani’s Reef wrecking mega-mine,” said Australian Greens Deputy Leader and Senator for Queensland, Larissa Waters.

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Adani pulls strings in the Labor and Liberal parties

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".

"With Adani, they have conspired to screw over taxpayers, trample the land rights of Indigenous Australians, trash the Great Barrier Reef and now endanger vulnerable species," says Australian Greens Deputy Leader and Queensland Senator Larissa Waters.

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The Greens have a plan to stop Adani from getting a billion dollar handout

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 company, said Australian Greens acting leader Senator Scott Ludlam.

“Queensland Labor has the power to block the handover of public funds but won’t do it.

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The environment part of the budget is missing

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 fracking.”

“Eighty-eight per cent of ‘environment’ spending is for more gas and fracking, and there is almost nothing in the Budget for clean energy.

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Budget more proof the Liberals don’t care about women

Larissa Waters 10 May 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 hardship in order to raise revenue.

“A major funding boost is needed to provide the most basic frontline services for women and children escaping domestic violence, but there is next to nothing in the Budget.

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Westpac’s Adani decision puts Palaszczuk and Turnbull on notice on $1 billion handout

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 dangerous climate pollution,” said deputy leader of the Australian Greens and Queensland Senator Larissa Waters.

“But Queensland Labor and Malcolm Turnbull are still backing Adani and want to hand over $1 billion of public funds.

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Senate inquiry to investigate mining giants who don’t clean up their own mess

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 spokesperson on mining said:

“Australians are at risk of being ripped off by multinational mining companies taking their astronomical profits and refusing to clean up their own mess when mines close.

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