Powell must listen to the peaceful protesters this weekend say the Greens

“What kind of Environment Minister begs the UNESCO World Heritage Committee to ignore the pleas of ordinary Queenslanders to protect the reef? asked Greens spokesperson Andrew Bartlett today.

Electricity Reform Report supports case for Greens’ Energy Savings Agency

The LNP’s electricity reform committee report supports the Greens’ proposal for an independent energy savings agency.

The Interdepartmental Committee’s report on electricity reform, released on Sunday, recognises the major role that peak time demand reduction can play in reducing electricity costs.

LNP Budget means more fossil fuels and no vision

The LNP continues to fail on the urgent task of re shaping Queensland’s economy to a clean energy base with its delivery of a Budget lacking in vision, says Queensland Greens spokesperson, Andrew Bartlett. 

Qld Government lacks credibility on climate change

Today’s report from the federal Climate Commission highlights the many risks and opportunities associated with climate change in Queensland, but there is little reason to believe that the Queensland Government has the capacity to manage them responsibly, say the Queensland Greens.

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.

Gold Coast exhibition shows realities of climate change

Gold Coast exhibition shows realities of climate change

The Oxfam Land for Life photographic exhibition will be launched at the Gold Coast Southport Library today, by Australian Greens Senator for Queensland Larissa Waters.

Gold Coast exhibition shows realities of climate change

Gold Coast exhibition shows realities of climate change

The Oxfam Land for Life photographic exhibition will be launched at the Gold Coast Southport Library today, by Australian Greens Senator for Queensland Larissa Waters.

Great Barrier Reef being dredged to death

Nationals flop on coal seam gas

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The bush deserves better than a discussion paper on coal seam gas, Australian Greens mining spokesperson Senator Larissa Waters said today in response to the Nationals' foray into this area.

“The Nationals are playing catch-up, but they're still far too slow to protect our water and our food security from CSG,” Senator Waters said.

"The bush, the city and the Greens are on a unity ticket to protect water and food security from coal seam gas mining.

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Australia needs to start solving its pollution problem.

Around the world, pollution prices are already in place – in Europe, parts of the USA, India and New Zealand.  China is now moving towards a price on pollution, while also investing heavily in clean technologies.

Australia is in danger of being left behind.

With a price on pollution, polluters will pay. Without it, we all pay, as pollution and climate change get worse.

Please read on for our responses to frequently asked questions which people put to us when they are unconvinced about the need for a price on carbon.