Friday 09 October 2015

All posts tagged Australian Greens Party


Legal experts: Lib-Nat govt green ‘sabotage’ crackdown would backfire

Legal experts say plans by Australia’s conservative Liberal-National federal government to stop environmentalists “sabotaging” major projects could actually result in more time being spent in the courts. Earlier this month, legal proceedings by a Queensland environment group forced the government […]

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Green groups to fight Lib-Nat govt’s ‘bizzare’ litigation plan

Environment groups are preparing to battle Australia’s conservative Liberal-National federal government's plans to stymie litigation against major development projects. The government move follows a successful court challenge to the


CCA: ‘substantially weaker’ emission targets not enough

The body charged with advising Australia’s conservative Liberal-National government on climate change matters has seriously questioned the government’s proposed new carbon emissions targets, describing them as “substantially weak”. The


Lib-Nat PM Abbott defends ‘weak’ climate targets

The conservative Liberal-National Prime Minister Tony Abbott has defended Australia's new climate targets, saying they strike the right balance between protecting the economy and the environment. His defence follows


Labor, Greens slam ‘pathetically weak’ 26% carbon target

As soon as the conservative Liberal-National Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced Australia's new greenhouse gas emissions target it was immediately criticised by environmental groups and opposition politicians for


Lib-Nat govt under fire over ‘pathetic’ emissions target

Environment groups and political opponents have slammed as “pathetic” a potential goal by Australia’s conservative Liberal-National government to slash Australia's carbon pollution by a meagre 15 to 25


Govt, Labor seal deal on Renewable Energy Target

Australia’s conservative Liberal-National federal government and the Labor opposition have reached a bipartisan deal on changes to the Renewable Energy Target (RET), ending a long-running dispute over the


Victoria has $5bn wind farms wait on RET go ahead

As the Labor government in the southern Australian state of Victoria waits for a response on its request that the conservative Liberal-National federal government lift a ban on


Special Direct Action treatment for power industry

It has now been revealed that the conservative Liberal-National federal government has proposed a major concession to the heavy-polluting electricity industry in its Direct Action climate change policy. Under


RET compromise offer met with dismay

As Australia’s clean energy sector moved to break the political impasse over a reduced Renewable Energy Target (RET) for the country the efforts were met with dismay by

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