Under questioning from the Greens today, Australian Government has acknowledged it has the power to use the national environment laws to protect Wild Rivers from Campbell Newman and a future LNP Queensland Government, which has pledged to roll back the laws against the wishes of many Aboriginal communities.
Tony Fitzgerald QC commented in 2009 that ‘Neither side of politics is interested in these [government integrity and accountability] issues except for short-term political advantage as each enjoys or plots impatiently for its turn at the privileges and opportunities which accompany power.’
The Editor of the Fassifern Guardian requested clarification from all candidates on their position on mining in the Scenic Rim.
1. If you answer the issue by saying you will support the ban of all or some form of mining in the Scenic Rim, please explain how this will effect existing mining permits.
At the wrap-up event of this year’s Bike Week in Queensland, the Greens had four candidates in their team for the Great Brisbane Bike Race – Adam Stone (Mt. Coot-tha), Charles Worringham (Indooroopilly), Penelope Allman-Payne (Capalaba) and Jenny Mulkearns (Mount Ommaney), and are launching their plans for safer and easier cycling.
17 March 2012
The Queensland Greens, including two Indigenous candidates for the state election, have publicly denounced the cruel and inhumane killing of dugong and sea turtles in Torres Strait as shown on ABC TV’s 7.30 program last week.
The Queensland Greens have responded to Tony Abbott, Campbell Newman and the Pearsons’ campaigning on wild rivers in Ashgrove today by pointing out that many Cape traditional owners support the scheme as it protects their pristine river systems and provides jobs.