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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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.


Abbott Government’s energy paper focusses on fossil fuels while the world calls for renewables

23 Sep 2014

The Abbott Government’s Green Paper on energy, released today, clings to last century’s ideas by focussing on fossil fuels, while the world calls for action on climate change, say the Australian Greens.


Liberal, National and Labor parties gut protection for Murray-Darling Basin farmers against subsidence mining

22 Sep 2014

The Australian Greens have condemned the Liberal, National and Labor parties for removing protection for farmers from subsidence mining in the Murray-Darling Basin in the federal Parliament tonight.


Galilee Basin coal mines don’t stack up economically or environmentally

22 Sep 2014

The global Carbon Tracker Initiative analysis out today shows the Galilee Basin coal mines are high risk for investors.


Newman Government sneaks through change to stop everyone, even landholders, from objecting to massive mining projects

12 Sep 2014

The Newman Government has removed the legal right for anyone to object to massive coal and uranium mines in Queensland on environmental grounds.


Minister Macfarlane’s gas push risks land, water and communities

09 Sep 2014

The Australian Greens condemn the Abbott Government’s Energy Minister Ian Macfarlane’s push to “flood the market” with gas, including by trying to bully NSW into developing its own coal seam gas fields and the NT and SA into dangerous fracking and mega pipelines, as reported today.


Speech against the repeal of the Mineral Resources Rent Tax

15 Jul 2014

The senate has already rejected this bill once, but because the coal lobby continues to call the shots in this place, here we are again. 

Only this Government would bring down the harshest and most unfair budget in living memory, and simultaneously give a tax break to the big mining companies.
We've got one chance to make sure that the nation gets a share of the windfall profits being made by the 80% foreign-owned multinationals.


Larissa Waters blows the lid on Queensland CSG industry, the CMC and the Premier’s Office

26 Jun 2014

I rise to place on the public record some alarming new information regarding the assessment and approvals of two large coal seam gas projects in my home state of Queensland and the events which followed and to draw attention to the cosy relationships between the CSG industry and key decision makers.


Farmers need the right to say no to CSG not state government bribes

25 Jun 2014

The Abbott Government Industry Minister’s proposal for state governments to pay farmers a slice of royalties to allow CSG mining on their land shows complete disregard for our environment and rural communities.

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