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Greens: NT Labor caves in to fossil fuel industry and ditches fracking ban

The Northern Territory Labor government's decision to open up fracking will put lives and livelihoods at risk, says Greens Senator and spokesperson for Mining and Resources Andrew Bartlett.

“The month of April saw multiple records for high temperatures broken across the country.

“By the NT Labor government’s own admission, more fracking will see increased greenhouse gas emissions, fueling further the dangerous climate change.

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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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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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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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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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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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