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Greens celebrate record local Council results

Larissa Waters 4 Apr 2016

With the results of Queensland local council elections being declared, Senator Waters congratulated Queensland Greens members, volunteers and supporters on their exceptional results, including achieving Queensland’s first Greens Councillor, Jonathan Sri.

Qld Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens Deputy Leader, said:

“Across the state there’s so much to celebrate about our record results, people-powered campaigns, agenda-setting policies and exceptional candidates.

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Noosa Shire will be at forefront of clean energy future with Qld’s first Green local Councillor

Qld Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens Deputy Leader, today officially launched the Noosa Greens’ excellent local council candidate, Aaron White, who could become Queensland’s first Green local Councillor.

In Noosa Shire at Peregian Beach today, Senator Waters said Mr White, who has worked and lived in Noosa Shire for 17 years, would be a valuable addition to Noosa Shire’s progressive local Council.

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Greens pay tribute to Felicity Wishart

Larissa Waters 21 Jul 2015

Australian Greens Acting Leader Senator Larissa Waters expressed the Greens’ deep sympathies to the family of Felicity Wishart who passed away on Sunday night, and paid tribute to her legacy as one of Australia’s leading conservationists.

“Our planet has lost a great champion and we mourn for her,” said Senator Waters.

“Felicity Wishart was a leading light in the conservation movement. She was part of every key environmental reform in Queensland in the past 15 years, as coordinator of the Queensland Conservation Council in the 2000s.

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Abbott Government’s budget fails to provide a positive vision for Queensland

Larissa Waters 13 May 2015

The Abbott Government's budget is visionless and won't build a more caring society for Queensland or protect our state's environment and climate.

"Although there are some positive childcare elements to the budget, the devil is in the detail for families," Queensland Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens Deputy Leader, said.

"It's cruel to pay for childcare changes by cutting payments to poorer single income families and cutting paid parental leave.

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Senator for Queensland, Larissa Waters, appointed co-deputy of the Australian Greens

Larissa Waters 6 May 2015

"Senator Christine Milne is a wonderful inspiration, mentor and friend of mine," Senator Larissa Waters said.

"We have thrived under Senator Milne's admirable leadership, working together with a vision for a more caring society, a clean environment and a safe climate.

"I am proud to take on the role of co-deputy leader in partnership with my colleague Senator Scott Ludlam, under the leadership of Senator Richard Di Natale, who will be an outstanding leader.

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Don’t let the LNP turn our Sunshine State into the casino and coal state

Instead of Campbell Newman’s destructive coal and casino obsession, the Greens have a positive vision for Queensland’s economy.

“Queensland already has more casinos than any other state, but Campbell Newman is allowing another three, bringing the total to seven,” Australian Greens Senator for Queensland, Larissa Waters, said.

“Casinos and coal mines are not an economic strategy - they are a recipe for more problem gambling and climate change. 

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Greens propose daylight saving trial and referendum

Larissa Waters 28 Jan 2015

The Greens say it is time for Queensland to have another trial of daylight saving and then let the public decide whether to adopt it permanently.

Charles Worringham, Queensland Greens lead spokesperson and candidate for Moggill, said it was now more than twenty years since Queensland last trialled daylight saving.

“It’s time to take daylight saving out of the too hard basket that the major parties have dumped it in,” Dr Worringham said.

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