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Treasurer’s threat to State’s on fracking is an outrage

Treasurer Scott Morrison’s move threatening State and Territories with financial penalties if they ban dangerous fracking is outrageous say the Australian Greens.

“This is the federal government trying to dictate via the back door to the States and Territories who having listened to their communities and the science have banned fracking”, says Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens Deputy Leader and resources spokesperson.

“The Turnbull government is in the pocket of the fossil fuel industry from whom they received million in donations.

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Labor’s Mark Butler says Adani is a bad idea, why won’t Palaszczuk listen?

Federal Labor support for Adani’s deadly mega-coal mine is crumbling, so why aren’t Bill Shorten and Queensland Labor listening?, say the Australian Greens.

Opposition Climate Change spokesperson, Mark Butler, says the economic case for the Adani mine doesn’t stack up and that the mine “would not be a positive thing for Australia” but Bill Shorten and Queensland Labor won’t listen says Australian Greens Deputy Leader and Senator for Queensland, Larissa Waters.

“Queensland Labor cannot continue to stick its head in the sand and pretend this mine is good for Queensland.

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Greens will seek to grill Adani at Senate Inquiry

Today in the Senate the Australian Greens successfully moved for an inquiry into the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF).

We will seek to have Adani front the inquiry to grill them on their appalling environmental history and the allegations of fraud, corruption and the use of tax havens, says Australian Greens Deputy Leader and Senator for Queensland, Larissa Waters.

“We will ask them why they need a billion taxpayer dollars if their deadly mega-coal mine is so financially viable.

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Qld Labor’s $15 million to "tackle climate change" is laughable

What a joke that Qld Labor’s budget includes a measly $15 million to tackle climate change in Queensland, says Australian Greens Deputy Leader and spokesperson for the Queensland, Larissa Waters.

"Compare this measly $15 million to the $253 million royalty freebie they’re granting Adani over the next five years.

"What about the billion dollars they want to facilitate going to Adani to dig up 2.3 billion tonnes of coal and burn it?

"Adani's deadly mega-coal mine will turbo-charge climate change and cook the Great Barrier Reef.

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Media Release: Adani’s so-called announcement just a grab for public funds

Adani’s announcement today is just a PR stunt to squeeze a $1 billion handout from Australian taxpayers, say the Australian Greens.  

"This so-called final investment decision is meaningless, Adani is still broke, and 19 banks have refused to fund their deadly mega-coal mine,” says Deputy Leader of the Australian Greens and Queensland Senator, Larissa Waters.

"Today’s announcement does not mean the mine will go ahead, it’s a grab for a $1 billion handout of public funds from the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility.

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UNESCO report yet another reminder, we can have new coal or the Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is still on the watch list for World Heritage In Danger listing and UNESCO has hit out at the slow progress on water quality and mass coral bleaching, say the Australian Greens.

"Meanwhile, Queensland Labor and Turnbull roll out the red carpet and public money for Adani for their deadly mega-coal mine," says Deputy Leader and Queensland Senator, Larissa Waters. 

"As many scientists have said, our governments must choose between new coal or the Reef. 

"Will the two old parties back the 70,000 people with Reef jobs?

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Queensland Labor can’t keep a promise for two days on Adani

Just two days after Palaszczuk promised her government wouldn't be the middleman that helps funnel public funds to Adani, the Queensland Treasurer has contradicted her.

“Treasurer Curtis Pitt’s intervention today in the power struggle between Palaszczuk and Trad shows the issue is far from settled”, says Australian Greens Deputy Leader and Queensland Senator, Larissa Waters.

"Queensland Labor says they won’t pass public money to Adani but two days later the Treasurer says they will comply with the Master Facility Agreement agreed with the Federal Government.’

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Greens call on Shorten to block Turnbull from funneling money direct to Adani

Federal Labor should join the Greens in pledging to block Turnbull giving a billion dollars of public money directly to Adani, say the Australian Greens.

“After public pressure, Queensland Labor are claiming they won’t be the middleman and help funnel federal funds to Adani,” says Deputy Leader of the Australian Greens and Queensland Senator, Larissa Waters.

“If the Turnbull government insists on giving freebies to a dodgy multinational mining company and moves to amend the NAIF Act so money can be handed direct to Adani, the Greens will block them in the Senate.

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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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