The Queensland Greens have rejected Bob Katter’s characterisation of calls for an end to the live animal export trade as “arrogance”.
See Lead Senate Canddidate Adam Stone's opinion piece in the Sunshine Coast Daily:-
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.
Queensland Premier Campbell Newman will be one of the Australian Greens’ greatest assets as the party pursues a second Queensland Senate seat, says the Greens’ lead Senate candidate, Adam Stone.
Australian Greens’ Leader, Christine Milne, and Queensland Greens Senator Larissa Waters officially announced Mr Stone’s candidacy in Brisbane today.
The Newman Government’s appointment of Mark Brodie – LNP donor, chair of the Lord Mayor’s Business Roundtable, whose son ran as an LNP candidate in the recent Council elections – to the board of Gladstone Ports Corporation exposes Mr Newman’s newfound concern for Gladstone Harbour as an opportunistic sham.
The Queensland Greens have reacted with dismay to the Premier’s statement that he will bypass Parliamentary committeesin his haste to implement his legislative agenda, lamenting a missed opportunity to improve Queensland’s political culture.
The Queensland Greens have pointed to new analysis released today by The Australia Institute, in a report entitled Job creator or job destroyer: An analysis of the mining boom in Queensland, as further evidence of the problems caused by the unbalanced approach to mining that holds sway in Queensland.
Tony Fitzgerald QC commented in 2009 that ‘Neither side of politics is interested in these [government integrity and accountability] issues except for short-term political advantage as each enjoys or plots impatiently for its turn at the privileges and opportunities which accompany power.’
The Queensland Greens have responded to Tony Abbott, Campbell Newman and the Pearsons’ campaigning on wild rivers in Ashgrove today by pointing out that many Cape traditional owners support the scheme as it protects their pristine river systems and provides jobs.