Mining billionaire Clive Palmer was this afternoon declared the inaugural Queensland FossilFool for 2012.
A small group of Queensland Greens enjoying post-election drinks in a Brisbane hotel this afternoon announced that they had reached consensus that no one was more deserving of the accolade than Mr Palmer.
The NBN rollout plans from 2012 to 2015, announced by the Federal Government, have bypassed Noosa, The Greens spokesperson for Noosa, Jim McDonald, claimed today.
He said that the plan includes Nambour, Maroochydore, Bli Bli and Coolum Beach, but excludes Noosa.
The Queensland Greens today announced this year’s nominees for the Queensland Fossil-Fuel-Fools of the Year award.
The state party has taken the idea from Friends of the Earth USA who annually have what they call an anti-celebration of people who promote dirty biofuels.
Andrew Bartlett, the Greens candidate for Brisbane Lord Mayor, has criticised the Liberal National Party for failing to send a single representative to the Lord Mayoral candidate forum organised by the Brisbane Catchment Network.
Mr Bartlett said the forum, held yesterday afternoon at Carina, was attended by volunteers from catchment management groups across the Brisbane City area.
South Brisbane By-election 2012
Greens Candidate Jo Bragg
Former colleagues, Senator Larissa Waters with South Brisbane Greens candidate Jo-Anne Bragg
Larissa was voted in by Queenslanders in 2010 to be our first Greens Senator. Voters in the South Brisbane by-election now have the power to put some balance back into the LNP dominated parliament by voting for Jo to be the first Greens MP.
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Jo Bragg was the Greens candidate for South Brisbane on Saturday.
She is standing for the by-election too.
Today Jo announced her campaign at the iconic West End Lizard, with Senator Larissa Waters.
The Queensland Greens have announced a team of candidates to take on the Liberal National Party administration in next month’s Brisbane City Council elections, with former Senator Andrew Bartlett running as the party’s candidate for Lord Mayor.
This afternoon’s decision by the Land Court to recommend the approval of the 30 mega tonne per annum coal mine in Wandoan is more bad news for the world heritage Great Barrier Reef and the 67,000 Australians who depend on the Reef for their livelihood.
The Queensland Greens today criticised mining billionaire Clive Palmers latest comments as proof of his contempt for democracy.
Premier Anna Bligh has listened to the Greens and environment groups and committed to protect Bimblebox Nature Refuge from Clive Palmer's China First coal mine only a day away from the Queensland state election, heaping pressure on Campbell Newman to do the same should the LNP win Government tomorrow.