Last Week's Media Releases


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.


Here we Joh again

17 Apr 2014

The Australian Greens today condemned Premier Newman's plans to water down Queensland's Crime and Misconduct Commission (CMC) and abolish the requirement for bipartisan appointments as a return to the Joh days.


Whitehaven let off scot-free

16 Apr 2014

Commenting on documents released today, in response to an Australian Greens' Senate order, which provide further evidence that Whitehaven Coal provided false and misleading information to get approval for a massive coal mine, Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens Spokesperson for the environment, said:


Queensland Government’s soft line on Palmer threatens Reef

15 Apr 2014

The Australian Greens are calling on the Queensland Government to do more to protect the Great Barrier Reef from Clive Palmer's overflowing nickel refinery tailings pond, following the Environment Minister's concession that "a harder line should have been taken earlier" and that officials have been telling Mr Palmer for 12 months to prepare for a big wet season.

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Abbot Point gas a risky pipedream

10 Apr 2014

Plans for the Abbot Point Coal Terminal to also become a port for LNG export, reported today, are economically unviable and risky for the Reef, say the Australian Greens.


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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