Mining and Resources

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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Qld Gov fails to make big mining companies pay to clean up their own mess

26 Nov 2015

The Palaszczuk Government is again putting mining companies above regional communities by cutting the amount of money mining companies pay to guarantee that mines are properly rehabilitated.


Nationals play chameleon in Senate chamber on farmers’ rights to say no to CSG

24 Nov 2015

Nationals Senators have failed to stand by their own claims that they believe landholders should have the right to say no to coal seam gas by voting against on a Greens' Senate motion today.


Turnbull Government ignores experts and community in push to stifle enforcement of environment law

18 Nov 2015

The government-dominated Senate Inquiry into the government’s bill to limit public enforcement of environment law has ignored community opposition, scientific evidence and legal advice by recommending the bill in its report today. 


Palaszczuk Government’s support for hundreds more CSG wells in Qld is reckless

16 Nov 2015

QGC's announcement today of an extra 300 to 400 coal seam gas wells near Wandoan puts Queensland's land, water, Great Barrier Reef and climate at risk.


Proxy vote shows Senate for public enforcement of environment law

11 Nov 2015

The Senate has voted down a Turnbull Government motion in support of its bill to limit who can take the government to court when it breaks environment law.


Turnbull takes Abbott’s axe to World Heritage, water and endangered species

11 Nov 2015

The Australian Greens are urging the cross-bench Senators to continue to block the Turnbull Government's plan to give all federal environmental approval powers to state or even local governments.


Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility draft criteria ignore cultural, environmental and social impacts

09 Nov 2015

The Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility criteria, released by the Turnbull Government today, fail to rule out the $5 billion facility becoming a slush fund for big mining companies.


Minister Lynham wants to make himself the judge, jury and executioner of Land Court cases

06 Nov 2015

The Palaszczuk Government's reported plans to give the Minister more power to influence the outcomes of mining disputes in the Land Court and stifle community rights to uphold environment law are an attack on democracy.  

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