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.
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.
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.
The Queensland Greens have welcomed an independent scientist's investigation into the health of fish in Gladstone Harbour.
Dr Matt Landos has been employed by community members who have been concerned about the health of the harbour since local dredging began for massive port expansions for coal and coal seam gas export infrastructure.
Environment Minister Tony Burke has the opportunity to show he will act to protect the environment when it counts not just when it would score political points, by emergency heritage listing pristine Cape York, said the Greens today.