The Greens candidate for the Sunshine Coast, Dr Jim McDonald, challenged the Sunshine Coast Regional Council to oppose any coal and gas exploration on the Sunshine Coast before it happens. He said that a statement of principle by the Council opposing coalmining or coal seam gas [CSG] extraction in the region would demonstrate its true concern for the environment.
The Queensland Greens are concerned that the Department of Environment and Resource Management is understating the significance of the muddiness and aluminium concentrations in Gladstone waters and sediment in its report released last Friday.
Dept Evironment Resources Management (DERM) put boating public at risk on Australia day
The Queensland Greens state that latest monitoring reports confirm that the Department of Environment and Resource Management put the public at risk and allowed Gladstone harbour to be turned into a muddy mess on Australia day.
The Queensland Greens say that the problems facing the Queensland Department of Environment and Resource Management are further proof that no government in Queensland is capable of effectively regulating the multinational mining and gas sectors.
If the Government wants to stop Iran acquiring nuclear weapons it must scrap uranium deal with Russia - Greens
The Australian Government must end uranium sales to Russia if it is serious about stopping Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, the Australian Greens said today.
Greens spokesperson for nuclear affairs Senator Scott Ludlam said strongly-worded statements on Iran from Canberra rang hollow unless the government ends the sale of uranium to Iran's key nuclear partner - Russia.