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Question without Notice: A ban on new offshore coal, oil and gas mining and drilling

Dr RATNAM (Northern Metropolitan): My question today is to the Minister for Resources. Evidence of the escalating climate crisis is here right now, being faced by flooded communities throughout Queensland and New South Wales. The single biggest issue— Members interjecting. The PRESIDENT: Order! I cannot hear a word. Dr Ratnam,...


Members statement: Transition away from fossil fuels

Over the last two weeks the future of Australia’s coal-fired power stations has become clearer. They are closing down—and closing down earlier than governments had planned for because the need to act on climate change and the rapid uptake of renewables are putting these old carbon-polluting behemoths out of business....


Members statement: Climate action in the Pacific

Last week my colleague Ellen Sandell and I had the honour of meeting with the Pacific Australian Women’s Association to talk about climate action in the Pacific. We were joined by representatives from Fiji, Vanuatu, PNG and Samoa and the Pacific Australian leaders who are working for climate justice. It...


Motion: Gas exploration

I now move: That this house, pursuant to section 40(6) of the National Parks Act 1975, revokes the minister’s consent to Beach Energy Limited conducting operations within Port Campbell National Park under the Petroleum Act 1998. The purpose of this motion is to disallow the consent that has been granted by the Victorian...