Bad coal projects continue to be approved


Minister for Environment Greg Hunt again approved the Carmichael coal mine project for Indian Big Business Adani, after it had been rejected in court over environmental procedural issues raised by conservation groups. Divestment from coal, gas and oil is absolutely necessarily to avoid long term harm and costs from global warming disruption. Australian Greens climate policy aims to be the best achievable for climate responsibility and energy security.

7-Eleven Half Pay Scam

Adam Bandt presents legislation to ensure fair wages. It is aimed at 7-Eleven franchises that have exploited workers on temporary working visas, and threatened them with deportation for speaking up. Franchise head offices should be responsible for fair work practices, and fair franchise contracts that enable their businesses to afford fair pay.

Westconnex asbestos waste hazard

Lee Rhianon reports on the cost-cutting and negligent methods of handling asbestos waste for upgrade diggings for the M4 widening, exposing residents Western Suburbs and wider Sydney, to the mercy of the dust blowing winds.

Lee Rhianon also comments on the lack of business case, and the lack of enivronmental impact planning for further stages of the WestConnex Tunnel Vision.