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Second Emissions Reduction Fund result just 1 per cent of Adani mine pollution

The second Emissions Reduction Fund auction results, made public this afternoon, shift massive cost to the taxpayer and are totally undermined by emissions from the Turnbull-approved Adani coal mine.

"The Government's climate policy is a massive cost shift from the polluters to the public, since they axed the obligation on polluters to pay for their pollution," Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens climate change spokesperson, said.

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Turnbull continues Abbott-style obstruction of international climate action

The Turnbull Government has confirmed its opposition to a proposal by Japan and the US to cut international fossil fuel subsidies, by voting against a Greens Senate motion which was today narrowly defeated 30 votes to 30.

 "The Turnbull Government has today made clear that it is pushing ahead with Abbott-style obstruction of international climate action," Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens Deputy Leader and climate change spokesperson, said.  

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Turnbull Government blocking global deal to cut fossil fuel subsidies

The Australian Greens are calling on the Turnbull Government to stop blocking international moves to reduce OECD countries' subsidies to coal-fired power stations in developing countries.

Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens Deputy Leader and climate change spokesperson, who asked the government why it was blocking the deal in Senate Question Time today, said:  

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Doorknocking for our climate

Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten are heading to the world climate talks in Paris in just weeks - alongside our Greens Senators Richard Di Natale and Larissa Waters who will be there holding them to account! Together, we need to build the public pressure on Turnbull and Shorten in the lead up to Paris, and into the election. That's why we're hosting climate doorknocks as part of a national effort of climate organisations and activists *this* Saturday. Please join us at one near you!

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Court case to argue Turnbull Government failed Reef responsibility in re-approving Adani coal mine

The Australian Greens welcome the Australian Conservation Foundation's legal challenge against the federal government's re-approval of Adani's Carmichael coal mine, launched today.

Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens Deputy Leader and climate change spokesperson, said:

"The Turnbull Government has failed in its international responsibility to protect the Great Barrier Reef by approving the Southern Hemisphere's largest coal mine.

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Turnbull Government in the slow lane on vehicle emissions standards

The Turnbull Government's announcement yesterday of a Ministerial Forum to look at vehicle emissions standards puts off even the possibility of implementing any standards until after March 2017.

"The government's inaction on fuel efficiency is continuing to cost Australian drivers money and pollute the climate," Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens Deputy Leader and climate change spokesperson, said.

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Turnbull Government should contribute Australia’s fair share to the Green Climate Fund it wants to chair

The Turnbull Government's decision to nominate as a co-chair of the international Green Climate Fund is hypocritical, given its inadequate contribution to the fund, pitiful climate pollution reduction targets and approvals of new coal mines.  

"They've got to be kidding," Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens Deputy Leader and climate change spokesperson, said.  

"Australia has no credibility in overseeing the Green Climate Fund when this government is simultaneously trying to open the Southern Hemisphere's largest coal mine in Queensland.

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Abbot Point EIS confirms Palaszczuk Government’s agenda to turn Reef into a coal highway

The Palaszczuk Government's lodgement of the Abbot Point coal port expansion final Environmental Impact Statement with Minister Hunt today, confirms it's forging ahead with its agenda to turn the Great Barrier Reef into a fossil fuel highway.

"The Palaszczuk Government is continuing to do Adani's dirty work for it," Qld Senator Larissa Waters Australian Greens Deputy Leader and climate change spokesperson, said.

"Labor has paid for this environmental impact statement with taxpayers money, when usually the company itself foots the bill.

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