Thursday 03 September 2015

All posts tagged Australian Greens Party

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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