Resources & Mining
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
07 Nov 2011
The Australian Greens have asked the Federal Government to respond urgently to an application seeking protection for Aboriginal heritage sites in the Pilbara from potentially damaging mining operations.
07 Nov 2011
Australia is closer than ever to a clean energy future, with the bills to put a price on carbon and invest in clean, renewable energy being debated in the Senate. These bills, which wouldn't have happened without the Greens, are a vital first step to tackle the climate crisis and transform our economy.
These are the speeches made by the Australian Greens' MPs during the debate of this historic legislation.
17 Oct 2011
The Australian Greens are continuing efforts to prevent the development of an LNG hub at James Price Point in the Kimberley region of WA.