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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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.
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.
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.
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.