Premier Campbell Newman rejects Greens Senator's claims as 'spurious'

Tony Moore Premier Campbell Newman has rejected claims by Senator Larissa Waters that he tried to pressure a CMC inquiry in coal seam gas project approvals as "spurious".

Greens say Abbott's an international embarrassment after Indonesia snub

Leader of the Opposition, Tony Abbott replies to the Governments Flood Levy at a press conference in Phillip St Sydney. Thursday 27th January 2011 AFR photo Louie Douvis job# 141344

The Greens have labelled Tony Abbott an international embarrassment after the prime minister postponed a trip to Bali amid reports Australian authorities had intercepted an asylum-seeker boat and...

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Greens want PM to see reef dredging impact

Cleo Fraser Green groups hope Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's visit to Gladstone Harbour will open his eyes to the impact dredging has on the Great Barrier Reef.

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Greens hope to capitalise on Labor revival

Lead senate candidate for the Greens Adam Stone speaks to a journalist before a rally against the punitive Asylum seeker policy of the Government held in King George Square in Brisbane.27th of July 2013. Photo: Harrison Saragossi

Tony Moore The Greens hope to piggy-back on Kevin Rudd's popularity in Queensland to win a crucial second Senate seat in Queensland and preserve the carbon pricing scheme.

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Greens push for Medicare budget boost

Portrait of Queensland's first Greens Senator, Larissa Waters. Saturday 17th November 2012. Photograph by James Brickwood. SMH BUSINESS 121117

Tony Moore The Greens will push to restore the $664 million cut which Labor cut from the Medicare budget in this year's federal budget.

Greens promise dredging no-go zones for Great Barrier Reef

The Greens have promised to set clear ‘‘no-go zones’’ for port dredging as part of a $176 million Great Barrier Reef protection package announced in Airlie Beach on Friday.

CSG the winner in Murray plan: Greens

Coal seam gas

The Australian Greens say the coal seam gas (CSG) industry is set to secure millions of litres of groundwater from the Murray-Darling Basin at the expense of the environment.

Brown labels Greens most 'exciting' party

THE Australian Greens are the ''anti-absurd party'' and have become the ''ideas bank'' for policy in federal Parliament, Greens leader Bob Brown said.

Greens call for free ALP vote on marriage laws

Petrina Berry and Lema Samandar HUNDREDS of same-sex marriage advocates, some dressed as Jesus Christ and the Pope, gathered in Brisbane as part of a national day of protest yesterday.

Red faces mark Senate inquiry into Queensland government

Palmer United Party Senator Glenn Lazarus.

PUP senator and former footballer Glenn Lazarus has been referred to as a one-eyed brick during a heated inquiry into the Queensland government.

Campbell Newman's popularity up, LNP's down in new Galaxy Poll

Queensland Premier Campbell Newman's popularity has jumped, according to a new Galaxy Poll.

Amy Remeikis The popularity of Campbell Newman and the LNP has continued to yo-yo, with support for the Premier rebounding in the latest Galaxy poll.

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Newman to back Galilee projects with infrastructure spending

Jeyakumar Janakaraj of Adani Mining speaking at a Queensland Resources Council lunch in Brisbane. Adani is behind a massive Galilee Basin coal project.

Amy Remeikis Come hell, high-water or - worse - lack of private investment, the Queensland government is going to make sure the Galilee Basin is "open for business".

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We'll do what it takes in Galilee Basin: Seeney

The state government insists Queensland coal will play a major role in the world's energy requirements for many more years.

Amy Remeikis The Queensland government's investment in the Galilee Basin, estimated to be at least "hundreds of millions of dollars", was "simply about jobs", the Deputy Premier said.

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PUP Newman government inquiry set to begin

Amy Remeikis The world spotlight might be on Brisbane for the G20, but Queensland politics rolls on.

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Move over, McMansions - the tiny house movement is here

Do you need a big garden when you have this?

Heather Shearer, Griffith University Tiny Houses Australia community challenges bigger is better when it comes to finding a home.

Palmer calls ECQ 'unconstitutional'

Amy Remeikis Clive Palmer is continuing his campaign against the Electoral Commission Queensland, this time accusing it of "unconstitutional behaviour".

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Palmer's United Party registration approved

The Electoral Commission Queensland has approved the registration of Palmer's United Party.

Amy Remeikis Clive Palmer's political party will appear on Queensland ballots.

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CBIC to develop East Brisbane riverside site

CBIC's East Brisbane development will include a croquet club.

Kim Stephens Towers and multi million-dollar recreation facilities set for prime land.

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Clive Palmer accuses ECQ of Newman conspiracy

Amy Remeikis PUP leader says Electoral Commission is under control of premier.

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