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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Newman Government cooks planet and ruins Reef for overseas mining profits

08 May 2014

Adani's Carmichael mega coal mine, just approved by the Queensland Government, should be refused by federal Minister Hunt for climate, environmental and economic reasons, say the Australian Greens.

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Environmental offsets hearings begin examining the fig leaf covering destruction as usual

05 May 2014

The Australian Greens welcome the first public hearings of the Greens initiated Senate inquiry into environmental offsets, in Sydney this morning.

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Big Gas profits driving domestic price rises

24 Apr 2014

Commenting on reports today that gas bills are set to increase as LNG exports through Queensland ramp up, Senator Waters, Australian Greens spokesperson for mining said:

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Mining spin can’t hide climate destruction of Great Barrier Reef

22 Apr 2014

The Australian Greens today slammed the Queensland Resources Council's latest Great Barrier Reef spin campaign as an attempt to distract from the obvious damage the coal and gas industries do to the Great Barrier Reef.

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APPEA in spin overdrive on coal seam gas

17 Apr 2014

Figures released today from Australian Petroleum Production Exploration Association (APPEA) comparing Queensland and NSW on coal seam gas extraction and employment figures ignore the detrimental cost to Australia's environment and the climate by CSG mining, say the Australian Greens.

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Greens urge Abbott to reject Australia’s biggest underground coalmine

09 Apr 2014

 

The Australian Greens are today urging the Abbott Government to put protecting our climate and precious water resources ahead of profits for coal barons when considering BHP's application for Australia's biggest underground coalmine.

 

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Old parties leave it to CSG companies to voluntarily regulate themselves

28 Mar 2014

The Australian Greens welcome the news that Santos and AGL Energy are expected to sign pledges today to guarantee they will not enter land in NSW without permission.

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Newman Government must follow NSW and freeze CSG approvals

27 Mar 2014

The Australian Greens are calling on the Queensland Government to follow New South Wales’ lead and freeze CSG exploration licences.

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Senator Larissa Waters speaking on the Mineral Resources Rent Tax Repeal Bill (Part 2)

25 Mar 2014

Senator Larissa Waters speaking on the Mineral Resources Rent Tax Repeal Bill (Part 2)

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Senator Larissa Waters speaking on the Mineral Resources Rent Tax Repeal Bill

24 Mar 2014

Senator Larissa Waters talking on Speaking on the Mineral Resources Rent Tax Repeal Bill

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