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RET deal means fewer jobs, less clean energy and more pollution – Greens

Greens Leader Richard Di Natale says the Abbott-Labor deal to reduce the Renewable Energy Target will mean fewer jobs, less clean energy and more pollution from coal.

"Tony Abbott has attacked renewable energy because he thinks coal is good for humanity. It isn't," Greens Leader Richard Di Natale said.

"This deal means more coal. More coal means less jobs in clean energy, more pollution, more cancer and more lung disease.

"For a young kid packing shelves in regional Australia it means less chance of a skilled and well paid job in the clean energy industry.

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Morwell – the fire is out but the health risks remain

Australian Greens health spokesperson and former GP and public health specialist, Dr Richard Di Natale, said today that the Morwell coal mine fire report shows why we need a National Clean Air Act.

“The Hazelwood mine fire was a public health disaster for the people of Morwell and it should give us all cause to reflect on the way we want to generate power in this country,” said Senator Di Natale.

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Abbott’s fear mongering on wind farms is dangerous and reckless: Greens

Acting Leader of the Australian Greens and medical practitioner, Dr Richard Di Natale, today criticised the Abbott Government for suggesting that there is a link between wind farms and illness by calling for the NHMRC to conduct more research into the issue.

“This is another cynical attack on renewable energy that will create more fear and anxiety in the community” said Senator Di Natale.

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Greens challenge Waubra Foundation tax status

Australian Greens health spokesperson, Dr Richard Di Natale, has today lodged a written complaint with both the Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commissioner and the Australian Tax Office regarding the Waubra Foundation qualifying as a health promotion charity, meaning donations to the organisation are tax deductible.

“The Waubra Foundation is not a health promotion charity, it is an anti-wind lobby group that peddles unfounded myths about the health impacts of wind farms,” said Senator Di Natale, a former GP and public health professional.

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Greens stand with Victorian communities against CSG

Greens Senator for Victoria, Dr Richard Di Natale, said today that the Greens will stand against any move to create a new CSG or unconventional gas mining industry in Victoria.

“Regional Victorian communities don’t want CSG or unconventional gas mining in our state, and rightly so,” said Senator Di Natale.

“Subjecting Victoria to CSG for the sake of the private profits of the big mining companies would be plain dumb when the National Water Commission has warned this risky industry threatens our water supplies, which underpin our agricultural industry.

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