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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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