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Media Release More dodgy dredging data for Gladstone harbour
23 November 2011 - The latest October water test results from Queensland’s Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM) indicate that dredging is linked to the two months of extreme turbidity spikes in Gladstone harbour.
Media Release application/x-troff-me Small step on CSG oversight welcome
The Queensland Greens have cautiously welcomed the establishment of a scientific committee to advise governments and the public on the impact of the coal seam gas and mining industries on our underground water resources.
Media Release Katter’s coal seam gas stance very welcome in Ashgrove, says Dr Sandra Bayley.
Dr Sandra Bayley, the Greens candidate for Ashgrove, admits it is a surprise that a conservative voice like Katter’s Australia Party aligns with the Greens, who have a really strong and established position on coal seam gas.
Media Release Greens welcome Independent’s breakthrough on coal seam gas
21 November 2011 - The Australian Greens today welcomed the Government's move to science-based policy regarding coal seam gas following its agreement with the Independents on the Mineral Resources Rent Tax, with a new $150 million committee to provide independent expert scientific advice on the long-term impacts of coal seam gas (CSG) mining.
Media Release Spread of marine disease confirms worst fears
The Queensland Greens say that news that marine disease has now spread to prawns in Gladstone harbour confirms their worst fears regarding the seriousness of the ecosystem collapse occurring there and warned that failure to act swiftly would endanger the entire Queensland seafood industry.
Media Release text/x-sh Newman’s latest csg announcement a bretrayal of the bush
The Queensland Greens say that LNP leader Campbell Newman’s latest announcement on csg is a betrayal of rural communities which leaves the main problems posed by the industry unresolved.
Media Release Any change to uranium policy will lift Greens vote to rival Katter’s
16 November 2011 - The Queensland Greens say that any suggestion of lifting the Queensland Government’s policy of a ban on uranium mining would lead to an environmental backlash that would see the Greens vote soar similarly to the current enthusiasm for Katter’s Australia Party.
Media Release Pascal source code Northern food bowl not fertile ground for LNP
The Queensland Greens have scoffed at the Coalition’s idea that a series of dams in Northern Australia might transform the region into a food bowl.
Media Release Troff document Fracking set to fracture LNP in and out of govt
The Queensland Greens say that a dispute between National Party and Liberal Party ministers in New South Wales over coal seam gas today is a sign of the stresses currently being suppressed within the Queensland LNP.
Media Release Exclusion of the Greens from leaders debate is disappointing
State spokesperson for the Queensland Greens, Libby Connors, today expressed disappointment that a leaders debate in the lead up to the state election is going to exclude any third voices, especially that of the Greens.
Media Release text/x-sh Queensland not safe from uranium rush
15 November 2011 - Australian Greens Senator for Queensland Larissa Waters said today that the Queensland Labor Government is set to be rolled on dangerous uranium exports, in the face of Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s determination to sell uranium to nuclear-armed India.
Media Release Greens say bring on Carbon Price referendum
Dr Sandra Bayley, Greens candidate for Ashgrove has welcomed Campbell Newman's desire to make the carbon tax a state election issue.
Media Release Nationals fail to vote for own policy on coal seam gas
9 November 2011 - The new Nationals’ blueprint on coal seam gas has been abandoned after just 72 hours, as the Nationals didn’t show up for the vote on the Greens motion backing their first policy principle.
Media Release Government refuses to stop Great Barrier Reef destruction
9 November 2011 - Both the Government and the Coalition bowed to the whims of the fossil fuel industries today, in voting down a Greens’ motion to suspend dredging and development in the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef until the cumulative impacts of the mass dredging projects can be properly assessed.
Media Release Australians outraged at Great Barrier Reef destruction
8 November 2011 - The Australians Greens will today introduce an urgent motion into the Senate to suspend all dredging activity in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage area, following the widespread public condemnation of the damage caused by coal and gas development in the Reef exposed by Four Corners last night.
Media Release C source code header Great Barrier Reef being dredged to death
7 November 2011 - The inadequate environmental safeguards put in place by the Government when it approved the mass dredging program for Gladstone harbour abutting the Great Barrier Reef were further revealed today in Senate Question Time by Australian Greens spokesperson for the environment Senator Larissa Waters.
Media Release APPEA report same old cherry-picking on coal seam gas
4 November 2011 - A report commissioned by the fossil fuel industry to justify claims of the environmental benefits of coal seam gas continues to cherry-pick data to reach its conclusions, the Australian Greens said today.
Media Release Old parties damn Cape York crab and shrimp to extinction
3 November 2011 - A newly discovered species of crab and freshwater shrimp, recently found in a small area next to a proposed bauxite mine site on Cape York, are set to be left unprotected by law as the Government today refused to fast-track its own commitment.
Media Release Mixed news for Queensland’s environment: Big Day for election campaign
Events during the past week have shown how desperate and out-of-touch both Labor and the LNP are on the issues that is set to define the next state election - the social and environmental impacts of mining.
Media Release Stop passing the buck on coal seam gas
2 November 2011 - Australian Greens spokesperson for mining Senator Larissa Waters today called for an end to the federal Government’s handballing of responsibility for risky coal seam gas (CSG) mining, and said it’s time to do the proper homework on the long-term impacts of CSG.

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