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Australia: let’s transition away from coal. Coalition: let’s form a coal faction.

“What more proof do you need of the sickness in our political system than Coalition backbenchers forming a coal faction, says Senator for Queensland and spokesperson for mining Andrew Bartlett.

“Most Australians want a transition away from coal power, they can see the impacts of global warming already occurring.

“Instead of listening to the science and representing the people who elected them, the Coalition forms a coal faction to do the bidding of their backers in the fossil fuel industry.

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Greens call for inquiry into Matt Canavan who is just a puppet of the coal lobby

“We should be having an inquiry into why Matt Canavan could possibly keep insisting that burning coal is a beautiful thing, when it is responsible for the climate change that is already destroying lives and livelihoods.

“The coal lobby buys our political parties and politicians, who then push dangerous policies like this, sacrificing the lives and livelihoods of everyday people in the name of corporate profit.

“The majority of Australians want our governments to back clean renewable energy.

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Bring Tamil family of four back to Biloela

Andrew Bartlett 12 Mar 2018

Queensland Greens Senator Andrew Bartlett is backing the people of Biloela and calling for Peter Dutton to return a family of four ripped from their community.

“A Tamil family living and working in Biloela in regional Queensland, integrating and contributing to their community in precisely the way the federal government says migrants should has been subjected to traumatic treatment at the Department of Home Affairs direction, said Senator Bartlett.  

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Queensland Labor should return $100,000 given to them by the gambling industry since 2015.

Queensland Labor should return the $100,000 given to them by the gambling industry says Queensland Greens Senator and spokesperson for gambling, Andrew Bartlett.

"Since Queensland Labor was elected in 2015, they’ve taken over $100,000 from the gambling industry".

"That’s $100,000 to stand aside and let billionaire pokie barons destroy lives, communities, and families for the sake of profit.

"On the Gold Coast alone $1 million is lost to pokies per day.

"In Queensland alone, $2.34 billion was lost to pokies in one year

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We’ve heard this all before. You can’t trust Labor on Adani

One thing about Labor’s position on Adani is certain. Bill Shorten’s supposed “opposition” will melt away after the Batman by-election.

Speaking on ABC’s 7.30 last night the former head of the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) says Mr Shorten’s opposition to the Adani mine is hardening.

“We’ve heard this all before, Labor say one thing on Adani when facing the ballot box and another when the election is over, says Queensland Greens Senator Andrew Bartlett.

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10th anniversary of Australia’s Apology to the Stolen Generations, yet deaths in custody continue

10th anniversary of Australia’s Apology to the Stolen Generations, yet deaths in custody continue

In the wake of a second Aboriginal death in custody in Townsville in less than six months Queensland Greens MP Michael Berkman and Queensland Senator Andrew Bartlett are calling on the Queensland Premier to immediately implement all the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody.

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Labor deceived Queenslanders about Adani jobs claim to win the state election

Queensland Greens Senator Andrew Bartlett says Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s complaints about non-existent Adani jobs shows their pre-election promises of ample ongoing jobs in the region from new coal mines were concoctions.

"Labor knew the jobs Adani promised were fake well before the election but fed the lie to Queenslanders because they had to pretend they had a plan for regional jobs to win.

Adani’s wildly exaggerated job figures were exposed long ago, with more and more new mines turning to an automated and casualised workforce.

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No Coincidence: Batman forces Bill to back blocking of Galilee rail

Within 24 hours of the news of a by-election in the Greens/Labor marginal seat of Batman, Federal Labor reaffirm they do not support taxpayer funds for any Galilee Basin rail line.

“Bill Shorten is no Caped Crusader - we know there’s an election coming when Labor starts to parade their green credentials.

“But he has provided a perfect opportunity for Queensland Labor to get out of their self-made mess and do what’s right for the regions”, says Queensland Greens Senator Andrew Bartlett.

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Malcolm Turnbull’s $60 million pledge a wasteful publicity stunt that’s doomed to fail

Greens Senator for Queensland Andrew Bartlett says Malcolm Turnbull’s pledge of millions of dollars to protect the Great Barrier Reef is a wasteful publicity stunt aimed at distracting attention away from those who continue to put the Reef at risk.

“The real beneficiaries of this blatant publicity stunt are the fossil fuel giants and their Liberal Party mates who will continue to go about their business as usual - certainly not the Reef or the public, who are footing million dollar bills for wasteful projects that are doomed to fail.

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Take back control from mining companies: join the Greens

Queensland Greens Senator Andrew Bartlett invites Queenslanders who want politicians to stop sacrificing workers, the environment, and climate in the name of corporate profit to join the Greens.

"Mining companies want to cook the climate, ruin the environment, get their hands on even more public money and treat workers like garbage.

Any politician that represented Queenslanders would reject all of this, but Labor and the Liberals don’t work for us, they work for big business.

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