Media Release: Greens nuclear issues spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam. Thursday, March 15th 2012
The LNP and Labor need to make their position on uranium mining in Queensland clear, the Australian Greens said today.
Both the Government and the Coalition have chosen to stay in the dark about the real impacts of coal seam gas mining in Australia, by today voting down the Greens’ proposal for the first nation-wide coal seam gas Senate inquiry.
The Queensland Greens have welcomed the assessment by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) that they have by far the strongest election commitments for protecting Queensland's coasts and marine environment, and the hundreds of thousands of jobs that depend on it.
Queensland Greens lead candidate Adam Stone has told the biggest industrial relations debate of the election campaign that the Greens are now clearly the party which best defends and promotes the rights of workers and unions.
The Queensland Greens today released their energy policy for the state election, proposing an upgrade to Queensland’s feed-in tariff system.
Greens’ lead candidate Adam Stone said the policy would not only lead to reduced carbon emissions, but would also generate jobs in a growth industry.
“In FNQ, we must urgently shift the direction of our regional economy to focus on supporting diverse and resilient locally owned businesses, rather than simply the boom and bust cycles of mining and construction,” says Greens’ Barron River candidate Dr Elaine Harding.