The Greens candidate for Noosa, Jim McDonald, called for the State Government to restore Unity Water assets to the Councils that developed them. Dr McDonald said, “Ratepayers funds helped develop Noosa's water supply and so it belongs to the community. It should never have been grabbed by the Bligh Government to be corporatised in preparation for selling off another public asset.
The Queensland Greens have given their endorsement to the proposed Coopers Gap wind farm, saying it will boost the economy, create jobs and reduce electricity prices. Greens Candidate for Nanango, Grant Newson said wind farms were a clean and healthy form of energy generation and offered a real solution to the energy crisis.
The Australian Greens today welcomed Australians for Affordable Housing's call for a long term commitment from the Government to address the nation's housing crisis.
Greens housing spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam said the up-coming Federal Budget should deliver a long-term strategy for meeting the nation's housing needs.
Greens Candidate for Nanango Grant Newson is highly critical of the State Government’s claim that the new Strategic Cropping Land Legislation which came into effect on the 30th of January would protect prime agricultural land in the South Burnett or Brisbane Valley.