Qld Greens warn of government gloss over Gladstone fish report

The Queensland Greens have today urged the community to be on their guard over state government spin in its response to the final Gladstone fish health report due before the end of the year.

"We have had months of refusal by the government to intervene in the massive dredging program by Gladstone Ports Corporation even while there have been record deaths of sea turtles, dolphins and dugong.

"They have done this by claiming the high turbidity levels were natural events and arguing there is no proof of any link between diseased marine life and turbidity," Queensland Greens state spokesperson Libby Connors said this afternoon.

"But according to the interim report released in early December only three barramundi have undergone toxicological testing.

"We are worried that this is going to make it very difficult for the scientific panel to present any definitive findings," Dr Connors said.

Public information on wounded soldiers

MINISTER FOR DEFENCE
(QUESTION No. 1466)

Senator Ludlam: To ask the Minister representing the Minister for Defence-

(1) What is the government's policy on the disclosure of details to the public and media regarding soldiers wounded in Afghanistan.

$946 million Biodiversity Fund Open For Applications: Greens

$946 million Biodiversity Fund Open For Applications: Greens

The Greens want Queensland communities to apply for funds to replant and restore bushland, restore native habitats including wetlands and to reduce the impacts of weeds and feral animals under the Commonwealth $946 million Biodiversity Fund grants program they negotiated as part of the Clean Energy Future Package.

“The restoration of native habitat here in Queensland will not only help us tackle climate change but also help to save our wildlife under threat, such as our beautiful and iconic koalas, and I encourage communities to get involved,” said Larissa Waters, Greens environment spokesperson and Senator for Queensland.

"Enhancing and restoring carbon in the landscape and creating jobs in rural Australia is a win win for the climate and the community," Acting Greens Leader, Christine Milne said.

Gold Coast exhibition shows realities of climate change

Gold Coast exhibition shows realities of climate change

The Oxfam Land for Life photographic exhibition will be launched at the Gold Coast Southport Library today, by Australian Greens Senator for Queensland Larissa Waters.

Gold Coast exhibition shows realities of climate change

Gold Coast exhibition shows realities of climate change

The Oxfam Land for Life photographic exhibition will be launched at the Gold Coast Southport Library today, by Australian Greens Senator for Queensland Larissa Waters.