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Greens stand with Environmental Defenders Office as the Barnett government’s list of environmental failures grows again

The Australian Greens have thrown their weight behind a community funding campaign to save the WA Environmental Defenders Office after confirmation that all state funding will be terminated.

"The Greens strongly support the Environmental Defenders Office and we are joining with the community to support them after this disgraceful decision from the government," Senator Scott Ludlam, Australian Greens deputy leader said today.

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LNG projects set to increase CO2 emissions, with no modelled reductions by direct action.

Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Communications

Legislation Committee

Answers to questions on notice

Environment portfolio

Question No: 82

Hearing: Budget Estimates

Outcome: Outcome 2

Programme: Emissions Reduction Fund Taskforce

Topic: EMISSIONS REDUCTION FUND LARGE LNG PROJECTS

Hansard Page: 87

Question Date: 26 May 2014

Question Type: Spoken

Senator Ludlam asked:

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Ranger 3 rehabilitation held to ransom?

Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Communications

Legislation Committee

Answers to questions on notice

Environment portfolio

Question No: 70

Hearing: Budget Estimates

Outcome: Outcome 1

Programme: Supervising Scientist Division

Topic: RANGER 3 DEEPS - REHABILITATION BOND

Hansard Page: 7

Question Date: 27 May 2014

Question Type: Spoken

 

Senator Ludlam asked:

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Ranger 3 Environmental Impact Assessment held back until after restart approved by Minister.

Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Communications

Legislation Committee

Answers to questions on notice

Environment portfolio

Question No: 53

Hearing: Budget Estimates

Outcome: Outcome 1

Programme: Environment Assessment and Compliance Division

Topic: ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS ASSESSMENT - RANGER 3 DEEPS

Hansard Page: 9

Question Date: 27 May 2014

Question Type: Spoken

 

Senator Ludlam asked:

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#estimates, in retrospect

#estimates, in retrospect

 A fortnight ago I sketched a quick summary of what your Parliament does during a budget estimates fortnight. Now you get to see the some of the results. Yes, there was obfuscation, timewasting and petty denial, but the last two weeks has impressed on me again how important this ritual is for all concerned, particularly in the light of the unique nature of the budget in question.

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Questions on Kintyre Uranium Mine Project Assessment

Senate Question No. 0303

Senator Ludlam asked the Minister representing the Minister for the Environment, in writing, on 19 March 2014:

With reference to progress on the Kintyre uranium mine:

(1) What input has the Department had, or does it expect to have, in response to the lodgement with the Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority, by Cameco Australia Pty Ltd, of an Environmental Review Management Plan (ERMP) for the proposed Kintyre uranium project.

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