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.
The fate of Queensland’s Bimblebox Nature Refuge lies with how much power Clive Palmer will have over a Queensland LNP Government, as the mining billionaire banks on being allowed to turn the part taxpayer-funded Refuge into a 40 million tonne coal mine.
Today is World Water Day and in the context of the Queensland state election it is clearly only the Greens who are taking the issue of water seriously.
“Coal Seam Gas and uranium mining will be full steam ahead after Saturday if the polls are correct.” Queensland Greens spokesperson and candidate for Whitsunday Jonathon Dykyj said.
The mining boom driven by billionaire magnates like Clive Palmer is weakening the economy and damaging regional communities and the environment, but the old parties don’t want to know as they are likely to block a Greens motion deferred to tomorrow to assess the real costs of the mining boom to Queensland.
“It’s time that we tackle the issue of rising youth crime as a cultural problem by acknowledging that we are not offering viable moral and social support to today’s young people,” says Greens’ Barron River candidate Dr Elaine Harding. FNQ continues to see increases in youth crime in the areas of unlawful use of motor vehicle use, unlawful entry and theft.
Moggill Greens candidate Jake Schoermer and Mount Ommaney candidate Jenny Mulkearns responded to reports of coal seam gas exploration permits for large parts of their electorates by saying “The Greens have been warning for some time that the multinational CSG companies will seek to explore for and develop coal seam gas without undue concern for where that may be or those who live
The Convenor of the Queensland Greens, Andrew Bartlett, has unequivocally condemned today's comments by major LNP donor Clive Palmer attacking Greens candidates and campaigners.