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.
The Queensland Greens have strongly criticised the LNP’s short-sighted decision to defer land acquisitions needed for the cross-river rail project, saying it is further evidence of the old parties’ lukewarm commitment to public transport.
Protecting Mackay and the Whitsundays way of life means protecting Queensland’s farmers and food bowls. It means having healthy coasts and waterways. It means a better public health system with a greater focus on preventative care.
This is what the Greens are asking voters to consider when casting their vote tomorrow.
The Greens Candidate for Yeerongpilly Libby Connors today warned that the LNP had made no commitments as to what actions they would take in government with respect to Gladstone Harbour.
The Queensland Greens are disappointed that the ALP is lowering the standard of democracy and ethical electioneering with the issuing of fake how to vote cards (HTV’s) to voters.
The fact remains that the Queensland Greens are not recommending any other party on their how to vote cards in 88 of 89 seats.
The Greens are the only party to oppose offshore dumping in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, as the Labor, Liberal and National parties voted down a Greens motion to stop any further offshore dumping approvals.