The Greens’ legislation would put an abrupt end to BP’s controversial plans to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight, as well as that of the other companies with exploration licenses in the region. Photograph: Mark Watson/AAP Legislation would result in compensation being paid to companies who lose licences as a result of the law
September 13, 2016 — All mining activity in the Great Australian Bight would be outlawed under legislation to be introduced to Parliament by the Greens.
Continue reading Greens push to outlaw all mining in Great Australian Bight Richard Di Natale, pictured with Greens senator Larissa Waters this week, says he is not afraid to upset the left. Photograph: Sam Mooy/AAP The party leader goes into the election with ambitious plans, having shown his willingness to negotiate with the Coalition
May 5, 2016 — Here’s a quote from Margaret Thatcher warning about climate change. In the 1980s.
“For generations, we have assumed that the efforts of mankind would leave the fundamental equilibrium of the world’s systems and atmosphere stable.
Continue reading Richard Di Natale faces first verdict on Greens’ new pragmatism A recent study showed almost 93% of the reef was suffering from bleaching. Greens’ leader, Richard di Natale, announced a seven-point plan to tax mining and invest the money in revitalising the reef and in clean energy projects and jobs. Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images Greens leader Richard di Natale says Australia needs to plan for a future without coal, not a future without the reef
April 28, 2016 — The Greens want coal companies to start paying “for the damage they are doing” to the Great Barrier Reef, announcing a new plan to tax miners heavily and use the money to revitalise the reef and to invest in clean energy projects and jobs.
Continue reading Greens call for new tax on mining Speaking at the National Press Club in Canberra, the Greens leader, Richard Di Natale, criticised the lack of courage shown by Coalition and Labor MPs. Photograph: Mick Tsikas/AAP With an eye on the election, the Greens leader uses his National Press Club speech to tackle climate change, tax, the wealthy and the ‘old parties’ of the establishment
April 27, 2016 — It is “inconceivable” that the Greens would form a minority government with the Coalition if the election came to that, given their views on global warming, asylum seekers and renewable energy, says the party’s leader, Richard Di Natale.
Continue reading Di Natale says Greens-Coalition government is ‘inconceivable’ Australia’s lack of follow-through on climate change will leave the Great Barrier Reef ‘completely cooked’ despite it signing the Paris climate deal, the Greens say. Photograph: Norbert Probst/Alamy Australia’s lack of action on pollution reduction targets has made the country a laughing stock on the international stage, according to senator Larissa Waters
April 23, 2016 — Australia’s lack of follow-through on climate change will leave the Great Barrier Reef “completely cooked” despite it signing the Paris climate deal, the Greens say.
Continue reading Climate deal won’t stop Great Barrier Reef from getting ‘cooked’