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Federal budget’s ‘quarry vision’ for Western Australia

The Federal Budget locks in a Canberra-centric view of Western Australia as the nation's quarry, regardless of the consequences for Western Australians, Greens senators for Western Australia said today.

"There is no serious attempt to address the growing gap in our two-speed economy," said Senator Rachel Siewert. "The budget seems primarily fixated with accelerating the mining boom, with no regard to the consequences for housing affordability, environmental and heritage protection or the damage being done to other sectors of the economy."

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EFIC and Australian Coal Companies

Question No. 349

Senator Ludlam asked the Minister representing the Minister for Trade, upon notice, on 13 December 2010:

Has the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (EFIC) provided any services, assistance, funding or insurance to Australian coal companies or coal projects operating overseas; if so, can details be provided of what has been provided, to which company and to what project; if not, can details be provided clarifying whether there is anything preventing coal projects or companies from accessing EFIC assistance in the future.

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Woodside commercially-in-confidence reports put the lie to “clean gas” myth

The Australian Greens say Woodside-commissioned confidential reports into the carbon footprint of Australian gas have revealed industry claims that gas is a clean fuel are greatly overstated.

Greens Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam said the gas industry had significantly exaggerated the benefit of LNG production as a substitute for coal-fired power generation.

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