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 ...
Labor's half-hearted pledge short changes the Palais Theatre yet again Yesterday's announcement by the ALP that it will invest only up to $13.4 million to upgrade the Palais Theatre, falls well short of the estimated $40 million that is needed to restore it.
"This pledge by the ALP just continues the total lack of commitment that Labor has shown for the Palais Theatre for more than a decade," Greens MP for the Southern Metropolitan Region and long term advocate* for the Palais said today.
In August this year, the City of Port Phillip identified urgent emergency work estimated at $15 million to keep the Palais open in the short term and another $25 million in the medium term to bring the Palais up to compliance with current building standards.
"That same week, I called on the government in state parliament to urgently work with the Council to not only carry out the urgent repairs, but also to refurbish the Palais," Ms Pennicuik said.
"That fell on deaf ears as far as the government was concerned, with Minister Smith putting the onus back on the tenant
PM Abbott lies to French president on climate Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne says it is a complete deception for Tony Abbott to claim he's acting on climate change with $10 billion in the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, when he plans to abolish that very instrument, and when his government describes it as a complete waste of taxpayers' money.
"This is not a cheeky sleight of hand. This is Australia's climate denying Prime Minister telling outright lies to world leaders and international media," said Senator Milne.
"Tony Abbott does not intend to ‘do more' to tackle climate change. He intends to undo more, and add the CEFC to the scrapheap he's built with our emissions trading scheme and our mining tax.
"The Abbott government has stated over and over again that it considers the CEFC to be a waste of money which it will do everything in its power to abolish, but today Tony Abbott had the gall to brag about the CEFC in front of the French president and foreign press. He did the same thing earlier this week with German
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