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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ARTC caught out on misleading data – time to cover coal wagons

10 Feb 2014

The Australian Greens today called on the Australian Rail and Track Corporation to cover coal wagons in light of new information that clearly identifies uncovered coal wagons as causing spikes in air particle pollution


Abbott Government’s secret CSG taskforce won’t break NSW communities’ resolve

04 Feb 2014

The Abbott Government's private taskforce to force coal seam gas onto NSW, reported on today, is the latest attack on the environment and communities under this secretive government, say the Australian Greens.


Community and Greens stand together against uncovered coal trains in Griffith

28 Jan 2014

For too long, the big mining companies have been getting away with polluting the air Griffith residents breathe, instead of paying to cover their coal wagons.


Workers latest victims of Qld CSG frenzy

21 Jan 2014

The Australian Greens are saddened that Arrow Energy workers are the latest victims of the Queensland CSG industry's unsustainable pace, which has been spurred on by government at the expense of other industries and the environment.


Abbott Government approves Clive Palmer’s mega coal mine and massive Queensland CSG expansion

20 Dec 2013

The Abbott Government’s approval of Clive Palmer’s coal mine in the Galilee Basin and the Surat Gas Expansion late today threatens the climate, the Great Barrier Reef, groundwater and biodiversity.


Oxford study shows even more reasons to refuse Clive Palmer’s Galilee Basin coal mine

16 Dec 2013

Clive Palmer's Galilee Basin mega mine, due for decision this week, should be refused, for economic reasons, as well as environmental and climate ones, say the Australian Greens.


Media Alert: Greens welcome Woop Woop horse riders campaigning for clean water and no CSG mining

03 Dec 2013

Donna and Mick Franklin are riding to Canberra to raise awareness about the dangers of Coal Seam Gas mining and the importance of water as part of ‘The Woop, Woop Ride’ campaign. Donna and Mick have been riding for three months with a team of nine horses.


Abbott must not allow Reef destruction for coal port that industry doesn’t even need

26 Nov 2013

 The Abbott Government must not approve the Abbot Point coal port expansion in the Great Barrier Reef, with reports today that low coal prices could mean the industry won’t need it anyway, say the Australian Greens.


Black rain must be investigated urgently

25 Nov 2013

"The Newman Government must not rely on CSG companies' self monitoring - black rain needs a thorough, urgent and independent investigation.


Book Launch - Mining: the Queensland way

28 Nov 2013 | 8:00 pm
Thu, 2013-11-28 20:00

Come and hear from the founder and President of Lock the Gate, and 2013's Environmentalist of the Year, Drew Hutton, as he launches the his first book on the mining industry in Queensland.  Entry is $20 and includes drinks and nibbles.

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