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 ...
Australia grim, senator tells NZ Greens - The Australian Australia grim, senator tells NZ GreensThe AustralianAUSTRALIAN Greens senator Scott Ludlam has given the New Zealand Green Party's annual conference a grim account of life in his country under Tony Abbott's government. "I didn't come here for sympathy, but things are in a pretty bad way," Senator ...a další »
Racial profiling and the issue of alcohol in Central Australia 28/05/2014
The Northern Territory Intervention did untold damage by labelling all Aboriginal people in the 73 ‘prescribed communities’ in the NT as alcoholics and child abusers, and the huge blue and white signs erected at the entrance to each of the living areas stating “No Liquor No Pornography” emphasised this stigma. Most of the communities and some of the town camps had been ‘dry’ areas through community initiative and consensus decision-making prior to 2007. The repressive NTER (Intervention) laws (compulsory leasing of land, undermining of organisations and local autonomy with the imposition of statutory regulations and government business managers, income management controlling how and where people could spend their social security entitlements) was compounded by the NT Government abolishing community councils and introducing a shire system of local government which crossed tribal boundaries and saw a huge increase in the exodus of people from communities to t
Wilkie lashes ALP, Greens over CSIRO cuts - The West Australian Wilkie lashes ALP, Greens over CSIRO cutsThe West Australian"Blocking supply has consequences that people wouldn't intend," she said. "I can assure the Australian people that the Greens will be blocking the cruelty of this budget. "There will be multiple double dissolution triggers and we are ready to fight an ...a další »
Coalition's university cuts start biting - La Trobe to sack 15% of its workforce Australian Greens spokesperson for higher education Senator Lee Rhiannon, has called on Education Minister Christopher Pyne to scrap his plans to deregulate the university sector following announcements of huge staff and course cuts at La Trobe University.
"Funding cuts under both Labor and Coalition governments have bled universities dry," Senator Rhiannon said.
"The $65 million cuts announced at La Trobe will see 350 staff fired and the existing five faculties merged into two colleges.
"These funding cuts coupled with Mr Pyne's attempt to deregulate the sector will have devastating effects on smaller and regional universities.
"Deregulation is opposed by students, staff and a number of university Vice-Chancellors. It should be scrapped.
"What we are seeing at La Trobe is likely to be the beginning of a huge overhaul to the higher education sector which is going to create a more unequal, elitist education system.
"As we have seen in the VET sector, deregulation and forced competit