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 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.


Queensland gives away billions to the big mining companies while tourism and agriculture suffer the consequences

24 Jun 2014

The Queensland Government subsidises the mining industry with billions of dollars more than any other state, according to a report by The Australia Institute out today. 


Minerals Council’s desperate spin shows fossil fuel divestment campaign is working

23 Jun 2014

The Minerals Council of Australia’s desperate attempt to try to spin the fossil fuel divestment campaign as illegal is good news for the campaign, say the Australian Greens.


Senate Estimates: Why give $100 million tax incentive to miners, not clean energy?

05 Jun 2014

Larissa Waters asks Treasury officials about the $100 million exploration development incentive in the budget.


World Environment Day 2014: Abbott's Attacks on the Environment

05 Jun 2014

In its first nine months,the Abbott government has launched an all out attack on Australia's unique and priceless environment from the Great Barrier Reef to the World Heritage forests of Tasmania. Mr Abbott's first budget continues this radical agenda with cuts to environment programs and protections across the board. Our precious natural heritage is under threat like never before.


Even QRC says coal struggling but Abbott and Newman continue to prioritise over agriculture and Reef tourism

26 May 2014

Even though a quarter of Queensland coal output is being produced at a loss, as reported today, the Abbott and Newman governments are continuing to prioritise coal over our Great Barrier Reef, climate, water supplies, agriculture and tourism.

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