Gladstone Harbour Toxicity Levels Threaten Human And Marine Life

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.

Regional media deserve support: Greens

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.

Qld Greens support rally to restore funding to HIV group

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.

Gas in Condamine: where are the seismic studies?

Gas is bubbling to the surface in a 5 kilometre stretch of the Condamine River and the Queensland Greens say it is proof that the LNP Government is no better at managing the coal seam gas sector than their Labor forebears. 

Newman approves largest coal mine for Gina

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.

Greens support Brisbane protest against secret ASIO rulings being used to lock up refugees

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.

Greens call for industry stimulus for small business

The Greens have called on the Treasurer and Minister for Trade, Hon. Tim Nicholls, to provide some real stimulus to small business in Queensland.

Funding cut to HIV prevention body shows religious fundamentalists driving LNP agenda

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.

Abbot Point port crumbles in reprieve for Reef

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.

Dubious spending priorities - Premier’s refusal to contribute to NDIS

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.