The Australian Greens, commonly known as The Greens, is an Australian green political party. The party was formed in 1992 and is today a confederation of eight state and territory parties. Other than environmentalism the party cites four core values: ecological sustainability, social justice, grassroots democracy and peace and non-violence.
Leader: Christine Milne
Deputy Leader: Adam Bandt
Ideology: Green politics
September 17, 2010
The Australian Greens will be seeking backing from the federal parliament to make retail banks offer mortgages and small business loans that are linked directly to movements in the official cash rate.
The proposal comes after something of a stand-off by the big four banks after the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) cut the cash rate on Tuesday.
It was broken by the ANZ Bank on Thursday when it announced it would be pass on the full reduction to mortgages and small business loans.
The other major banks - Commonwealth Bank of Australia, National Australia Bank and Westpac - have yet to ...
The Australian Greens party is pushing to repeal an anti-terrorism law introduced by former Prime Minister John Howard’s government, saying it was rushed through Parliament and undermines human rights.Greens Senator Scott Ludlam said aspects of the law are “extreme,” vaguely worded and undemocratic and he will introduce legislation today to scrap them.“You can be convicted for ‘recklessly possessing a thing,’ whatever that may be, or expressing political dissent,” Ludlam said in a statement. “You can be questioned and detained for prolonged ...
Environmentalists have issued a last-gasp plea to the federal government not to cop out on climate change.The government will announce its crucial 2020 target for greenhouse gas reductions on December 15.There is mounting speculation the government will opt for a relatively modest cut of five to 15 per cent.More than 50 green groups have penned an open letter to Prime Minister Kevin Rudd urging him to slash emissions by up to 40 per cent, for the planet''s sake."We urge you to stand up to the pressure from the big polluters and adopt a strong emissions reduction target that will keep alive the ...
Richard Di Natale's plans to reboot the Australian Greens - The Saturday Paper (subscription) The Saturday Paper (subscription)Richard Di Natale's plans to reboot the Australian GreensThe Saturday Paper (subscription)When Richard Di Natale embarks on one of his first overseas trips as leader of the Australian Greens, it will be for a cause that is close to his heart but has nothing to do with climate or the environment. “I'm going to Portugal in July to look at ...Greens back tax increase - with public transport provisoThe Australian Financial ReviewGreens to strike deal on fuel tax; Myer cuts 80 jobs from head office: Midday ...SmartCompany.com.auGreens will accept 'portion' for PT in fuel excise dealBusiness Spectatorvšech 15 zpravodajských článků »
Greens slam Roe 8 approval decision The Australian Greens have slammed the WA Government for environmentally approving the Beelair Wetlands section of the Roe 8 freight highway, pointing out that no amount of so-called protection could safe-guard against slamming a multi-lane freight freeway through such a unique and significant area.
"This is an appalling decision from a government that doesn't even to pretend to care about the damage to people, suburbs and the environment," Senator Scott Ludlam said today.
"The WA Government has the audacity to describe their decision as a ‘pro-environment design', which is a novel way of describing a six lane freeway smashing through a wetland. I'd hate to see their idea of an anti-environment design if this is their pro-environment offering.
"They're proposing to pour concrete over the Beelair Wetlands before the planning for this disastrous project have even been completed. At this point, the plans for the link don't even reach Fremantle port and the Premier is refusing to release
Security guards 'spied on Greens Senator' - Geelong Advertiser Sydney Morning HeraldSecurity guards 'spied on Greens Senator'Geelong AdvertiserShe said this was a company contracted by the Australian Government, under scrutiny for its poor management of detention centres and now spying on a Senator of the Australian Parliament. "It is only appropriate that a full explanation of what occurred ...Nauru guards allegedly spied on Greens senator Sarah Hanson-YoungSydney Morning HeraldNauru guards spied on Sarah Hanson-Young, Senate inquiry toldThe Guardianvšech 12 zpravodajských článků »
Science-based carbon pollution reduction targets must be adopted for Paris The Climate Change Authority has today released its final recommendations for Australia's post-2020 carbon pollution reduction targets, confirming the earlier draft targets that CCA says Australia should take to the UN climate conference in Paris later this year.
"Tony Abbott and Labor must listen to the independent experts and base their pollution reduction targets on science, or else prove to all voters that they're just pandering to their fossil fuel masters," Australian Greens Deputy Leader and climate change spokesperson, Senator Larissa Waters said.
"Australia's current bipartisan 2020 target of five per cent is pitiful. Our post-2020 targets must be significantly higher if we are to stand a chance at averting dangerous global warming, or taking advantage of the huge opportunities in transitioning to a low-pollution economy.
"The Greens would like to see Australia adopt even stronger targets of cutting pollution 60-80 percent by 2030, to give us a higher chance of constraining gl