Viewing articles in Portfolio:

General

Filter Articles

Statement from Senator Larissa Waters

Larissa Waters 18 Jul 2017

It is with great shock and sadness that I have discovered that I hold dual citizenship of Australia and Canada. As people would know after the recent departure of my dear friend and former colleague Scott Ludlam, section 44 of the Australian constitution means I cannot hold office in the federal Parliament.

Read more

Statement on sexual assault

Larissa Waters 21 Jun 2017

I re-emphasise the Greens Federal Party Room’s great concern about allegations of sexual assault involving a NSW Greens member, which has had further coverage in recent media reports. We acknowledge the pain, distress and fear experienced by the woman who raised this matter, and her courage in coming forward.

As Larissa’s statement below outlines, Party Room immediately raised this with the party and sought action to review our state and territory branches’ policies and procedures.

Read more

Greens stand with Central Queensland farmers struggling to stay on their land

Larissa Waters 1 Feb 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 Australian Greens Deputy Leader and Senator for Queensland Larissa Waters.

“In Central Queensland, some of these families have worked their land for generations, have seen off droughts and floods and hard times.

Read more

One Nation are conspiracy-peddling knuckle-draggers

Larissa Waters 12 Jan 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, nor the need for protecting the Reef for the sake of the local economy,” said Senator for Queensland and Deputy Leader of the Australian Greens Larissa Waters.

Read more

Adani pay just 0.008 percent in tax on multimillion dollar earnings

Larissa Waters 9 Dec 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 today released figures showing multinational mining company Adani earned $487 million from its Australian enterprises but paid a measly $39,000 in taxes in the 2014-2015 financial year, said Australian Greens Deputy Leader and Senator for Queensland, Larissa Waters.

Read more

One Nation puts 70,000 Queensland jobs in jeopardy

Larissa Waters 26 Nov 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 percent of corals in the Great Barrier Reef just died from the worst ever bleaching event on record,” said Australian Greens Deputy Leader and Queensland Senator Larissa Waters.

Read more

One Nation 'stands up' for Australians by taking $70,000 from a property developer

Larissa Waters 21 Nov 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 from a major property development company.

“Despite claiming to stand up for marginalised Australians, One Nation is acting just like the other big parties who take money from property developers and big business instead of speaking for communities.

Read more

Queenslanders reject One Nation’s tired old politics of fear and division

Larissa Waters 10 Nov 2016

The Australian Greens say Pauline Hanson and One Nation offer us nothing but the tired old politics of fear and racial division.

Australian Greens Deputy Leader and Queensland Senator Larissa Waters said the majority of Queenslanders rejects Senator Hanson's utterly racist and hateful views.

“Emboldened by events in America Senator Hanson’s fanciful thought-bubble that Queensland could be led by a Premier from One Nation show that it is she that is out of touch with large sections of the population, said Senator Waters

Read more

Greens stand with Oakey on Department of Defence contamination class action

Larissa Waters 10 Nov 2016

The Australian Greens stand with the residents of Oakey as they move towards a class action against the Department of Defence over contamination from a nearby base.  

Australian Greens Deputy Leader and Queensland Senator Larissa Waters said

“The Department of Defence have failed time and time again to sufficiently address community anxiety about chemicals used at the base that have leached into soil and groundwater.

“This debacle at Oakey is all-too reminiscent of the ravages of invasive coal and gas mining on the Darling Downs and across Queensland.

Read more