The Queensland Greens spokesperson Libby Connors today joined with candidates Frida Forsberg (Toowoomba North) and Trevor Smith (Toowoomba South) to release the Queensland Greens plan for electrification and upgrade of the Toowoomba Brisbane rail line. (Details attached)
The Greens Candidate for Yeerongpilly and state spokesperson Libby Connors says that her party has long issued warnings that Brisbane residents would soon personally feel the effects of the coal and gas rush but she was still taken aback that coal seam gas tenements had been assigned over Brisbane’s western suburbs.
The Queensland Greens have welcomed the assessment by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) that they have by far the strongest election commitments for protecting Queensland's coasts and marine environment, and the hundreds of thousands of jobs that depend on it.
The Queensland Greens state that evidence on the Gladstone Ports Corporation website indicates that turbidity in the harbour has been above the licensed level for over three days and that it is time that DERM issued an Environmental Protection Order [EPO].
“Turbidity has been above the 99th percentile at the QE4 monitoring point for over three days.
The Queensland Greens have responded to an attack from the LNP by spoofing Tim Nicholls’ exaggerated view of NGOs and the Greens which are currently standing up against the ravages of foreign coal and gas development on rural landowners.
The Queensland Greens have welcomed news of the Australian Reef Pilots - planned submission to state and federal governments on the problems posed by increased coal shipping through the Great Barrier Reef.
The Queensland Greens will be participating in today's Food Security protests and public meeting at Brisbane's Convention Centre. The events have been organised by the community group Lock the Gate.
Members of the Queensland Greens will give support to the Rally for Tibet to be held in Brisbane on Saturday morning.
"The plan is to walk from Chinatown in the Valley to New Farm Park," state spokesperson and candidate Libby Connors said.
"It is an expression of support for the 25 monks, nuns and civilians who have self-immolated over the past twelve months.
The Queensland Greens claim that Reachtel's latest polling putting Kate Jones ahead in Ashgrove will leave the ALP in a quandary.
"Kate Jones' lead is extremely tight. She will be desperate for every Greens preference she can muster," Greens state spokesperson said this morning.
The Queensland Greens claim that too many former government ministers have become rich after leaving parliament using government knowledge and influence.
The Queensland Greens were responding to the latest allegations that Jim Elder was working for Hancock Resources when the company purchased Queensland state forests during privatisation of government assets in 2010.