Senate debates

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Motions

Coal Seam Gas

12:02 pm

Photo of Larissa WatersLarissa Waters (Queensland, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

(i) coal seam gas is a high-risk industry that poses unacceptable risks to our rivers and groundwater, agricultural lands and natural environment, and our communities, and

(ii) since becoming Australia's Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, Mr Burke has not rejected a single coal seam gas project, rather approved multiple enormous coal seam gas field developments across Queensland, and most recently in Gloucester in New South Wales despite significant community concerns about the health and environmental impacts of this new industry; and

(b) calls on the Federal Government to protect Australia's rivers and groundwater, agricultural lands and natural environment, our communities and the world's climate and stop this new high-risk industry.

Comments

Shay Holmes
Posted on 3 Mar 2013 1:40 pm (Report this comment)

Please keep fighting the coal seam gas mining. It is time the Australian people had a say against this constant opening of new ways of destroying our country for profit. When did we elect the mining companies to run Australia. We do not need coal seam gas; we have more than enough of potential solar energy and bring back CFU who took their product overseas.
Shay Holmes