Resources, Mining & CSG

The Australian Greens want a strong and diverse economy that sets us up for the long term and does not undermine our environment and the wellbeing of our communities.

The Greens want our future energy needs to be met using renewable energy. Continued reliance on polluting fossil fuels such coal and coal seam gas is destroying our environment, risking our food security, skewing the economy and affecting local communities.

Senior Treasury officials have refuted industry spin about job creation and the claims that the benefits of the mining boom are universal.

The Greens are taking action in the community and in the Parliament with bills to strengthen our national laws to protect our precious water resources, farmland, rural communities and environment from the impacts of rapacious mining.

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Australia only second to US in G20 in propping up dying fossil fuel industry with billions

11 Nov 2014

An international report out today, ‘The Fossil Fuel bailout: G20 subsidies for oil, gas and coal exploration’, shows the Abbott Government is giving the big mining companies billions of dollars in fossil fuel subsidies.               


Greens congratulate Douglas Shire on CSG ban

05 Nov 2014

The Australian Greens congratulate the Douglas Shire Council for becoming a Lock the Gate supportive shire and opposing coal seam gas.  


Greens Senator shines a light on western Victoria’s community campaign against unconventional gas in the federal Parliament

30 Oct 2014

Queensland Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens mining spokesperson, has raised the expansion of unconventional gas in western Victoria as a Matter of Public Importance in the federal Senate.


Abbott Government’s “coal is good” mantra ignores science, economics and health impacts

28 Oct 2014

The Abbott Government is ignoring science, economic reality and global health impacts in its push to export coal through the Great Barrier Reef, as demonstrated in Question Time in the Senate today.          


Coal provides just 1.2% of Qld jobs and threatens job-rich agriculture and tourism

17 Oct 2014

The Australian Greens welcome The Australia Institute’s report out today showing how overblown the coal industry’s contribution to jobs is in Queensland.


PM Abbott’s ‘coal is good for humanity’ comment ludicrous and dangerous

13 Oct 2014

Tony Abbott’s comment today, that ‘coal is good for humanity,’ while opening the Caval Ridge coalmine in Moranbah shows the Prime Minister is completely out of touch with the reality of the climate crisis we face.


Greens stand up for Victorian farmers and communities against unconventional gas

09 Oct 2014

Victorian Greens Senator Richard Di Natale was today joined on a tour of Western Victoria by Queensland Greens Senator Larissa Waters, who spoke of Queensland's devastating experience in the fight against unconventional gas and announced the Greens' new bill to give landholders the right to say no. The tour will include stops in Hamilton, Portland, Colac, Warrnambool and Heywood over the next two days.


Greens secure agreement with PUP to save federal environment protections from Tony Abbott’s one-stop shop and a Senate investigation into Newman and Bligh governments’ environment attacks

30 Sep 2014

The Australian Greens are proud to have secured an agreement with the Palmer United Party to block Tony Abbott's plan to hand federal approval powers over to state governments and to have improved the Senate Inquiry into Queensland so that it can investigate environmental attacks of both the Newman and Bligh governments.


Adani railway line environmentally disastrous and economically risky

25 Sep 2014

 The Adani Galilee Basin railway line, approved by the Abbott Government, could become a stranded asset and is part of an environmental and climate disaster.

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