Great Barrier Reef alarm call for World Heritage Day

World Heritage Day is a wake-up call to save the internationally renowned Great Barrier Reef from the devastating impacts of mass dredging, dumping and shipping for fossil fuel exports which the Federal Government’s strategic assessment won’t fix, the Australian Greens said today.

Mining towns unaffordable for communities while magnates get handouts

Queenslanders in mining towns are increasingly unable to afford housing and other basic necessities while the Labor Government continues to defend its planned tax cuts for big business and mining magnates, the Greens said today.

Bartlett And Bragg make Green commitments on growth issues

Today the Queensland Greens back the community call for a review of the Local Area Plan in South Brisbane and West End.The Greens  have made a number of further committments on growth and development that involve both local government actions and actions by State government.

Last week, Andrew Bartlett, Greens Candidate for Lord Mayor of Brisbane and Jo Bragg, Greens candidate for the South Brisbane by-election, met with David Gill (representing body corporates of Zen. Que & Silhouette) to hear details of the 30 storey Aria development in Edmondstone St. This development was approved next to 4 and 5 storey residential developments without public notification, without community submissions and without any appeal rights.

Newman and Seeney will destroy iconic places and Queensland tourism with it

 The Queensland Greens state that Campbell Newman's comments this afternoon on the Galilee Basin and on the reef are a breach of election promises as well as seeking to wind back the political clock to a previous era.

More details needed on Newman's proposal for South Bank

MORE DETAILS NEEDED ON NEWMAN'S PROPOSAL FOR SOUTH BANK - WILL IT PROVIDE THIRD PARTY RIGHTS AND APPEALS FOR SOUTH BANK DEVELOPMENTS?

More details needed on Newman's proposal for South Bank

MORE DETAILS NEEDED ON NEWMAN'S PROPOSAL FOR SOUTH BANK - WILL IT PROVIDE THIRD PARTY RIGHTS AND APPEALS FOR SOUTH BANK DEVELOPMENTS?

Greens welcome Quirk's bikeways commitment

The Greens candidate for Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Andrew Bartlett, has welcomed LNP Leader Graham Quirk's announcement to build a commuter network of bike paths, but says this will be much harder to achieve because of the Liberal's own record of encouraging increased car usage ahead of all other forms of transport.

Export uncertainty means destruction of farmlands & Gladstone Harbour must end

The Queensland Greens state that the collapse in world prices for coal seam gas means that the destruction of Queensland’s agricultural lands and of Gladstone Harbour could all be for nothing. 

Qld Greens Pay Tribute to Bob Brown

The Convenor of the Qld Greens, Andrew Bartlett, has paid tribute to Bob Brown and the fundamental role he has played in moving envionmental issues into the political mainstream and in building the Greens in a strong political force.

Re-drawing World Heritage boundaries won’t fix Gladstone Harbour

Queensland Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney’s comments today on removing Gladstone Harbour from the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area show the LNP is prepared to sacrifice the Reef for mining profits, and put the spotlight on whether the federal government will remain complicit.