Monitoring stations at Gladstone Harbour recorded dangerously high turbidity levels at the same time as UNESCO was issuing dire warnings about the possible degradation of the Great Barrier Reef's World Heritage status last week.
Queensland Greens spokesperson, Dr Libby Connors says the turbidity caused by dredging in the harbour stirs up sediments containing toxic heavy metals.
The Queensland Greens have expressed support for Fairfax journalists who went on strike this week and called on Fairfax management to give full support to their regional press.
“Regional media are essential in a state like Queensland,” state spokesperson Dr Libby Connors said today.
The Queensland Greens have thrown their support behind a rally happening in Brisbane this evening to proests against the state government's removal of funding from the state's only HIV prevention service working with the gay & lesbian community. The rally is also protesting plans to scrap civil union rights for same sex couples.
Australia’s largest coal mine was today approved by the Queensland Government, which is devastating news for the climate, the Great Barrier Reef and communities suffering cost of living pressures from the mining boom, said the Australian Greens.
Queensland Greens Convenor, Andrew Bartlett, spoke at a protest today calling for justice for the growing number of refugees, including children, who are being locked up indefinitely due to secret ASIO assessments.
The protest was held outside the Brisbane offices of the Department of Immigration.
The Greens have called on the Treasurer and Minister for Trade, Hon. Tim Nicholls, to provide some real stimulus to small business in Queensland.
The Greens have strongly condemned the shock announcement by state Health Minister Lawrence Springborg to unilaterally end funding for Healthy Communities, the community based HIV/AIDS prevention organisation.
In a reprieve for the environment, the climate and the Great Barrier Reef, the Queensland Government has decided that the massive coal export facility expansion, planned to make Abbot Point the largest coal port in the world, is deeply flawed and unviable.
The Queensland Greens have expressed concern about the Premier’s priorities in light of his refusal to contribute any money to the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in Queensland.