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Tick and flick on Adani’s 12.5b litre water pipeline shows big business running parliament

Big business is now running parliament and the Government is not even pretending to anymore, Greens Senator for Queensland and mining and resources spokesperson, Larissa Waters said.

“The Government has done another special deal for Adani in not making them comply with water laws,” she said.

“Adani has just gotten out of having to comply with water laws for a pipeline that will suck 12.5billion litres out of a river in a region that is crippled by drought.

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Adani motion a test for Labor and the Government

The Government must revoke Adani’s environmental approval to in light of serious allegations of environmental breaches, said Australian Greens Senator for Queensland, Larissa Waters

“Adani has shown complete disregard for environmental rules, here and overseas. How many more chances is the federal government going to give them?” said Senator Waters, Australian Greens spokesperson on mining and resources.

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Treasurer’s threat to State’s on fracking is an outrage

Treasurer Scott Morrison’s move threatening State and Territories with financial penalties if they ban dangerous fracking is outrageous say the Australian Greens.

“This is the federal government trying to dictate via the back door to the States and Territories who having listened to their communities and the science have banned fracking”, says Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens Deputy Leader and resources spokesperson.

“The Turnbull government is in the pocket of the fossil fuel industry from whom they received million in donations.

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Labor’s Mark Butler says Adani is a bad idea, why won’t Palaszczuk listen?

Federal Labor support for Adani’s deadly mega-coal mine is crumbling, so why aren’t Bill Shorten and Queensland Labor listening?, say the Australian Greens.

Opposition Climate Change spokesperson, Mark Butler, says the economic case for the Adani mine doesn’t stack up and that the mine “would not be a positive thing for Australia” but Bill Shorten and Queensland Labor won’t listen says Australian Greens Deputy Leader and Senator for Queensland, Larissa Waters.

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Greens will seek to grill Adani at Senate Inquiry

Today in the Senate the Australian Greens successfully moved for an inquiry into the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF).

We will seek to have Adani front the inquiry to grill them on their appalling environmental history and the allegations of fraud, corruption and the use of tax havens, says Australian Greens Deputy Leader and Senator for Queensland, Larissa Waters.

“We will ask them why they need a billion taxpayer dollars if their deadly mega-coal mine is so financially viable.

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Qld Labor’s $15 million to "tackle climate change" is laughable

What a joke that Qld Labor’s budget includes a measly $15 million to tackle climate change in Queensland, says Australian Greens Deputy Leader and spokesperson for the Queensland, Larissa Waters.

"Compare this measly $15 million to the $253 million royalty freebie they’re granting Adani over the next five years.

"What about the billion dollars they want to facilitate going to Adani to dig up 2.3 billion tonnes of coal and burn it?

"Adani's deadly mega-coal mine will turbo-charge climate change and cook the Great Barrier Reef.

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Media Release: Adani’s so-called announcement just a grab for public funds

Adani’s announcement today is just a PR stunt to squeeze a $1 billion handout from Australian taxpayers, say the Australian Greens.  

"This so-called final investment decision is meaningless, Adani is still broke, and 19 banks have refused to fund their deadly mega-coal mine,” says Deputy Leader of the Australian Greens and Queensland Senator, Larissa Waters.

"Today’s announcement does not mean the mine will go ahead, it’s a grab for a $1 billion handout of public funds from the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility.

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UNESCO report yet another reminder, we can have new coal or the Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is still on the watch list for World Heritage In Danger listing and UNESCO has hit out at the slow progress on water quality and mass coral bleaching, say the Australian Greens.

"Meanwhile, Queensland Labor and Turnbull roll out the red carpet and public money for Adani for their deadly mega-coal mine," says Deputy Leader and Queensland Senator, Larissa Waters. 

"As many scientists have said, our governments must choose between new coal or the Reef. 

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Queensland Labor can’t keep a promise for two days on Adani

Just two days after Palaszczuk promised her government wouldn't be the middleman that helps funnel public funds to Adani, the Queensland Treasurer has contradicted her.

“Treasurer Curtis Pitt’s intervention today in the power struggle between Palaszczuk and Trad shows the issue is far from settled”, says Australian Greens Deputy Leader and Queensland Senator, Larissa Waters.

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