Mining and Resources

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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James Price Point – too precious to lose to short term gas profits

09 Aug 2012

If we really care for people, for communities, and for the environment which sustains us all, this beautiful area, which serves as a nursery for humpback whales, is too precious to lose to short-term mining profits.

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Christmas Island wreck could remain in place for months

14 Feb 2012

The Australian Greens have expressed concern that the MV Tycoon, which currently lies wrecked off Christmas Island could remain where it is for months to come.

The Australian Greens have expressed concern that the MV Tycoon, which currently lies wrecked off Christmas Island could remain where it is for months to come.

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Christmas Island wreck could be left to rot

08 Feb 2012

Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens marine spokesperson said today that the Federal Government was ‘sitting on its hands’ over the salvage of the wrecked ship responsible for January’s Christmas Island oil spill.

Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens marine spokesperson said today that the Federal Government was ‘sitting on its hands’ over the salvage of the wrecked ship responsible for January’s Christmas Island oil spill.

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Government should stop spending peanuts on invasive grasses

02 Feb 2012

The Australian Greens say more funding for Indigenous rangers would tackle the issue of out of control Gamba grass, without the need for elephant intervention.

The Australian Greens say more funding for Indigenous rangers would tackle the issue of out of control Gamba grass, without the need for elephant intervention.

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Christmas Island spill could be ‘devastating’ - Greens

09 Jan 2012

The Australian Greens have called for an immediate inquiry into the cause of the shipping accident and subsequent oil spill at Christmas Island.

The Australian Greens have called for an immediate inquiry into the cause of the shipping accident and subsequent oil spill at Christmas Island.

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Time for joint venture partners to look elsewhere

08 Dec 2011

The joint venture partners of the proposed gas hub at James Price Point must be growing increasingly frustrated with the project, the Australian Greens said today.

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Federal Government complicit in compromised LNG hub negotiations

07 Dec 2011

The Australian Greens have called on Federal Minister Martin Ferguson to take a ‘step back’ from his prevailing efforts to locate a LNG hub on WA’s Kimberley Coast.

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Greens call for complete review of James Price Point gas hub

06 Dec 2011

Australian Greens spokesperson on the Kimberley, Senator Rachel Siewert, says today’s Supreme Court ruling must lead to a complete review of the development of an LNG hub at James Price Point.

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Australia's marine future

01 Dec 2011

I rise tonight to speak about the marine bioregional planning process that is being undertaken by this Government. We are now at the final stages of one of the most comprehensive environmental assessment projects Australia has ever attempted.

I rise tonight to speak about the marine bioregional planning process that is being undertaken by this Government. We are now at the final stages of one of the most comprehensive environmental assessment projects Australia has ever attempted.

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Pricing carbon makes Australia a world leader in action against climate change - WA Greens

08 Nov 2011

WA Senators Rachel Siewert and Scott Ludlam say today's historic carbon price vote is the start of serious action on climate change.

WA Senators Rachel Siewert and Scott Ludlam say today's historic carbon price vote is the start of serious action on climate change.

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