Noosa Plan is under fire

Aaron White, councillor candidate for Noosa Greens, is concerned that planning rules allowing communities to have their say on development are being undermined by State Government changes to the public notification process.

Under the proposed new rules, public notification times on developments are reduced, developers have discretion as to when community feedback occurs during an application and they may no longer have to advertise significant proposals in local newspapers.


Noosa Shire will be at forefront of clean energy future with Qld’s first Green local Councillor

Noosa Shire will be at forefront of clean energy future with Qld’s first Green local Councillor

Qld Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens Deputy Leader, today officially announced the Noosa Greens’ excellent local council candidate, Aaron White, who could become Queensland’s first Green local Councillor.

In Noosa Shire at Peregian Beach today, Senator Waters said Mr White, who has worked and lived in Noosa Shire for 17 years, would be a valuable addition to Noosa Shire’s progressive local Council.

Aaron White - Greens candidate for the March 2016 Noosa Council elections

The Noosa and Hinterland Greens have endorsed Kin Kin resident, Mr Aaron White as a candidate for the March 2016 Noosa Council elections.

The Noosa Greens believe their five core principles of ecological sustainability, grass roots democracy, social justice, non-violence and economic sustainability align perfectly with Noosa’s progressive forward-thinking Council.

Mr White maintains the Greens are the only political party in a position to support and further Noosa's sustainability and conservation objectives.

Greens congratulate medical professionals standing up for children in detention

Royal Childrens Hospital staff protest child detention

The Australian Greens have congratulated doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals for taking a strong stand against children in detention today.

"I left medicine to go into politics for the exact same reason that these health workers are making a stand today: we've got to fix the factors that make people sick. By locking up innocent people, denying them decent medical care and stripping them of all hope we are actively creating harm," said Greens Leader Dr Richard Di Natale.

Abbott duped in $55,000,000 Cambodia sham

Scott Morrison signing away $55m to resettle just four refugees

The Cambodian refugee deal has always been an expensive and cruel sham, the Australian Greens have said.

“The Cambodia deal has been a spectacular, 55 million dollar failure from the Abbott government,” The Greens’ immigration spokesperson, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

“Dealing in cruelty with a corrupt regime is a costly business and, in this case, the Abbott government has simply been duped.

Australian Greens Statement on Operation Fortitude

“The Australian Greens National Council, meeting in Melbourne have condemned the actions of Abbott’s border force in Melbourne.

“The Australian Greens congratulate the rapid response by Melburnians defending all our human rights.

“The Australian Greens will continue to oppose racial profiling and the militarisation of immigration policy.

“The Greens will work to restore decency and humanity in our immigration laws after the defeat of the Abbott Government.”

Sarah Hanson-Young, Greens Immigration Spokesperson and Giz Watson, Greens Co-convenor.

Ipswich City Council’s transition from coal mining gives the city a competitive edge

Onya Ipswich! Aiming for a more sustainable future

The Australian Greens congratulate Ipswich City Council for its economically and environmentally responsible decision to transition away from coal mining by not supporting new coal mines or expansions.

“This forward-thinking decision will make Ipswich, our state’s fastest growing city, more liveable and healthy,” Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens Deputy Leader, said.

“It gives Ipswich a competitive edge in embracing 21st Century opportunities in clean energy, agriculture, transport, IT, research and advanced manufacturing.

Liberals preparing to waste billions of taxpayer's money to fund Adani raillink.

Both old parties are keen to subsidise Adani's Galilee Basin disaster

LNP Treasurer Joe Hockey admitted today on Brisbane radio that his government is working on options to subsidise a railway line from the Galilee Basin to the Great Barrier Reef to enable the overseas shipping of tens of millions of tons of coal. Senator for Queensland Larissa Waters has responded with the following comments.

“The Abbott Government has failed to rule out pouring taxpayer money into Adani’s unviable project, which no bank will touch, through the $5 billion Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility.


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