Healthy Wetlands Equal Healthy, Happy People.

Today is World Wetlands Day and the Greens candidate for Whitsunday, Jonathon Dykyj, is asking people to give wetlands and the role they play a second thought.

Greens fight for threatened species protection

Australian Greens environment spokesperson Senator Larissa Waters will be in Melbourne this Friday for the Senate inquiry into her emergency listing of threatened species bill.

The bill would extend emergency protection to newly discovered species by allowing them to be temporarily listed as threatened.

Qld Greens welcome respected economist's endorsement

The Queensland Greens have welcomed today's endorsement by distinguished economist John Quiggin from the University of Queensland, saying it demonstrates their strong economic credentials.

Rinehart raid should trigger action on media ownership laws

Gina Rinehart's $192m share raid on Fairfax Media presents a major challenge for the Federal Government and must be a catalyst for serious reform of cross media ownership laws, the Australian Greens said this morning.

"This sharpens the importance of the work of the Convergence Review and the Finkelstein media inquiry," said Greens communications spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam.

Qld Record on container deposit a blow to Qld small business

The Queensland Greens have responded to the visit of Simon Finn, state government minister and Member for Yeerongpilly and Vicky Darling, Environment Minister, to a Rocklea glass recycling business today by highlighting the government’s uneven record on waste and recycling.