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 ...
Attempts to hold young people off income support for four weeks at a time fails in the Senate The Senate has voted down the Government’s Social Services Legislation Amendment (Youth Employment and Other Measures) Bill, which attempted to make young people under 25 wait for income support for four weeks at a time.
“The Federal Government could not get their attempts to make young people wait 6 months for income support through, and they have now failed at pushing through a watered down measure of one month.
“The Government already makes people wait one week, so this measure would have pushed the wait up to five weeks all up.
“Instead of trying to polish up fundamentally bad policy, the Government should realise that dropping young people off income support is yet another barrier to employment.
“The recent inquiry on this Bill revealed that there was no international evidence that holding people off income support helped them gain employment.
“Instead this measure would have entrenched poverty and made life more difficult for Australian youth.
“If they are not
Aylan Kurdi should not have died, Naomi Klein tells Sydney festival - The Guardian The GuardianAylan Kurdi should not have died, Naomi Klein tells Sydney festivalThe Guardian“I just say to Tony Abbott, if you have a skerrick of compassion, of decency, of humanity – you would support the Greens' call and immediately welcome 20,000 Syrian refugees who desperately need our help,” Di Natale told reporters in Melbourne on ...a další »
Labor Senators refuse to support Newcastle City Council's push for environmentally responsible investments The Greens have expressed dismay that their Senate motion in support of Newcastle City Council's Environmentally and Socially Responsible Investment policy was voted down today by the Coalition and Labor.
Greens Senator for NSW Lee Rhiannon said: "It's a shame that federal Labor have failed to back their colleagues on Newcastle City Council in their moves to update the Council's Environmentally and Socially Responsible Investment policy.
"Labor and the Coalition need to decide - are they willing to stand up for a clean economy and the jobs of the future, or have they got their heads buried in the sand?"
"There was so much celebration when Newcastle City Council updated their investment policy with news headlines such as ‘Newcastle Council abandons fossil fuel investments' and ‘Newcastle, home of coal, joins fossil fuel divestment push'.
"Is Labor so beholden to the coal industry that they can't even congratulate their colleagues on Newcastle City Council for joining councils across
Should Australia be doing more? - NEWS.com.au NEWS.com.auShould Australia be doing more?NEWS.com.au“I just say to Tony Abbott, if you have a skerrick of compassion, of decency, of humanity — you would support the Greens' call and immediately welcome 20,000 Syrian refugees who desperately need our help,” Senator Di Natale told reporters in Melbourne ...Greens call on Federal Government to accept 20000 Syrian refugees9news.com.auChristian-Muslim issues as Australian refugee talk heightensSBSPM to expand bombing to Syria, take more refugeesThe Australian Financial ReviewInternational Business Times UK -ABC Onlinevšech 796 zpravodajských článků »