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One Nation joins LNP & Labor rush to defend coal, while Queensland has our hottest year ever

Queensland Greens Senator and Greens spokesperson for Mining and Resources Andrew Bartlett has welcomed personal attacks from Pauline Hanson, saying it is a clear sign the growing community movement to stop all new coal mines is both correct and necessary.

“At the very time when Queensland has just suffered through our hottest year on record - putting even greater pressure on the cost of living and thousands of jobs at risk - the One Nation party is joining with the LNP and Labor in pushing for more coal mines.

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Gina Rinehart and QLD Labor: prepare for a community backlash

Queensland Greens Senator Andrew Bartlett is warning Gina Rinehart and QLD Labor to prepare for the same community backlash that has all but killed the Adani Carmichael Mine in light of the GVK Hancock mining company’s proposal for a new coal mine in the Galilee Basin.

"Gina Rinehart and QLD Labor should prepare for their offices to be blockaded and flooded with calls of protest, and get ready to cop widespread public criticism if they continue to push their coal barrow.

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Qld Labor betrays us by extending coal mining lease another 25 years

The state Labor government’s decision to issue a lease to extend the life of the Boundary Hill coal mine betrays Queenslanders while serving the interests of the Labor Party’s paymasters in the fossil fuel industry says Queensland Greens Senator and spokesperson for Mining and Resources, Andrew Bartlett.  

"Coal kills. If we don’t invest in renewable, clean energy,  parts of Queensland will become unlivable, natural disasters will be far worse and farming will be devastated.

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QLD Labor hoodwinking Cairns community over secretive $1bn waterfront development proposal

QLD Labor hoodwinking Cairns community over secretive $1bn waterfront development proposal

QLD Labor are hosting their farcical community consultation pop-up shop over the holiday break as a deliberate plot to strip the people of Cairns their right to have a say in the future of their own community.

The local community has a right to a fair and transparent consultation on the future of their city, yet as her first act as Minister for Tourism, Kate Jones will be pulling the wool over their eyes.

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Fossil fuel giant BHP turns away from coal, Turnbull needs to stop and smell the carbon

Fossil fuel giant BHP turns away from coal, Turnbull needs to stop and smell the carbon

The Turnbull government’s attempts to deny the death of coal is unlikely to survive another year, as the world’s largest mining company, BHP Billiton, is set to abandon the climate-denying lobbyists in the World Coal Association.

It’s a damning reflection of how broken our political system is that even fossil fuel industry giants are rapidly turning away from coal, yet our politicians continue to invest in and defend it.

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MYEFO Report: Government gives middle finger to the Environment

“The MYEFO’s glaring omission of any significant spending support on the Environment proves this Government cannot be trusted with our future,” says Greens environment spokesperson, Senator Andrew Bartlett.

“The only meaningful action this Government has made in the Environment space has been their cynical attempt to restrict the tax deductibility of donations made to environment advocacy organisations.  

“This Government has overseen a decline in spending to preserve our natural environment, and shown a reckless disregard for preserving land and water quality.

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Qld Labor needs to act on Senate Report into Shark Mitigation and Deterrence 

In light of the new Senate report into shark mitigation and deterrence, Greens State MP Michael Berkman and Greens Senator for Queensland Andrew Bartlett are calling on Qld Labor to rid Queensland’s beaches of lethal drum lines that are killing sharks, turtles, dolphins, and whales.

"If Premier Palaszczuk was concerned about the effects of land-clearing on our wildlife, she should be equally concerned about the effects of these lethal drum-lines are having on our marine life,” said State Greens MP Michael Berkman.

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It's time for a new kind of politics

"It’s time for a new kind of politics," said Queensland Greens Senator Andrew Bartlett in his Maiden Speech yesterday.

 "People have asked me how it feels to back in the Senate. I have to say that I find politics as conducted by mainstream politicians, and many in the mainstream media, to be nastier, stupider and with even less effort given by many to even pretend to care about whether their statements are true or not.

“The impact of policies on everyday people is repeatedly ignored, with immediate short-term political factors holding sway.

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Brandis fails in attempt to jail Queenslanders involved peaceful Pine Gap protests

Queensland Greens Senator Andrew Bartlett has welcomed the decision of a Federal Court Judge in Brisbane today not to jail six Queensland residents who engaged in peaceful protests at the Pine Gap Military Base.

The Federal government and Attorney-General George Brandis tried to escalate their charges using a draconian Cold War era law and urged the Judge to jail the protestors.

"Today marks a failed attempt by the Attorney-General and the Federal government to stifle the Pine Gap protestors' freedom of speech and freedom to express their religious beliefs.

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