Old parties fail to rein in CSG for Queensland

The Labor, Liberal and National parties have again failed to commit to action on risky coal seam gas mining, voting down a second Greens motion for a moratorium on CSG two days before the Queensland state elections.

Bimblebox to be first test of Palmer’s power over Queensland LNP

The fate of Queensland’s Bimblebox Nature Refuge lies with how much power Clive Palmer will have over a Queensland LNP Government, as the mining billionaire banks on being allowed to turn the part taxpayer-funded Refuge into a 40 million tonne coal mine.

Coal risks health of Jondaryan resident and farms who want food security and balanced economics

Greens Candidate for Nanango, Mr Grant Newson, attended a large gathering for a day of Action at Jondaryan on the Monday 20th Feb to protest against the Stage 3 expansion of the Acland New Hope Coal Mine.  It also brought attention to the residents of Jondaryan whose health and lifestyle are being affected by the massive coal dump that is with walking distance from their homes.

Open Letter to Sunshine Coast Regional Council:

Letter to Sunshine Coast Regional Council:
Dear Mayor and Councillors,

Qld: More bad news for the Fitzroy catchment

This morning's announcement that the Queensland Coordinator General has granted approval for a dam on the Connors River is another blow to the Fitzroy River catchment, according to the Queensland Greens.

"This dam will hinder the last free flowing river of the great Fitzroy River catchment," Queensland Greens spokesperson Libby Connors said today.

Qld: Mining Minister, Let's get back to the facts for Ipswich residents

Residents and business owners of the Ipswich Region might feel a sense of relief with Stirling Hinchliffe, Minister for Employment, Skills and Mining, declaring that “there have been no approvals for large scale commercial mining on the area” (letter Courier Mail 29/12/2011).