Radical electricity price rises to potentially hit Queensland

Households should get set for radical electricity price rises under a radical proposal from the LNP-think-tank Grattan Institute to raise power process by up to 700%.
 

LNP actions mean Queenslanders will face massive extra electricity bill rises

Queenslanders should expect massive additional electricity bill rises in future to pay for the years of unnecessary expenditure on the electricity network, the hidden subsidies to coal and Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) companies and the recent proposed privatisation and deregulation.

PUP blimp imploding

Clive Palmer’s big bag of cash is not enough to keep his party afloat, Queensland Greens convenor, Andrew Bartlett said today.
 
He described the Palmer United Party’s loss yesterday of its Queensland leader, Alex Douglas, as “a blimp collapsing into its internal void.”
 

Balance Queensland with an Upper House

The Queensland Greens have renewed their call for an Upper House in the State Parliament, saying it would add balance and improve the quality of laws being passed.
 

Greens Call for Common Sense on Public Transport

Greens candidate for Indooroopilly Jake Schoermer has called on the Queensland government to abandon its wasteful and punitive Tertiary Transport concessionary card.

At a rally against the TTC today  in the Brisbane CBD, Mr Schoermer promised, if elected, to work to abolish the TTC within parliament.

Greens call for a reversal of the decision to restart uranium mining in Queensland

 

The Queensland Greens have used today's anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima to call on the state government to reverse their decision to open up the state to uranium exploration.

Greens say Chief Justice must consider his position

The Queensland Greens say the Chief Justice Tim Carmody needs to give serious consideration to stepping down.
 
The Greens' Convenor, Andrew Bartlett, said the saga surrounding the Chief Justice now clearly threatened the integrity of Queensland's Justice system.
 

Greens make the call for an Upper House in Queensland

 

"Queensland needs an upper house" said Greens Spokeswoman Penny Allman-Payne today.

"Queensland is less than twelve months out from the next State Election, and Queenslanders have suffered long enough under an unrestrained majority Government,” she said.

Stopping of prison tours another blow to transparency

 
The Queensland Greens have condemned the state government's decision to halt the annual visits into Queensland prisons conducted by the Catholic Prison Ministry and the Prisoner's Legal Service.

Greens Candidate for Stafford questions the sincerity of the Newman Government's New Leaf'.

 
Greens Candidate for Stafford, Anne Boccabella, is calling for the Qld Government to keep its promises to the Queensland people to listen, be more transparent and actually be accountable.