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 ...
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Experts keen for lawns of truly Australian greens - Newcastle Herald Experts keen for lawns of truly Australian greensNewcastle HeraldTrees In Newcastle project officer Suzanne Pritchard said native grass had ''a uniquely Australian aesthetic'' and was low maintenance and drought resistant. ''It's a landscaping element for the garden, much more suitable to birds than exotic grass ...
Abbott Government approves Australia’s biggest coal mine to cook the planet and ruin the Reef The Abbott Government’s approval of Adani’s Carmichael coal mine in the Galilee Basin, to export through the Great Barrier Reef, is an environmental and climate disaster.
“Off the back of repealing effective action on climate change, the Abbott Government has ticked off on a proposal for Australia’s biggest coal mine to cook the planet and turn our Reef into a super highway for coal ships,” Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens environment spokesperson, said.
“History will look back on the Abbott Government’s decision today as an act of climate criminality.
“The Carmichael coal mine is set become one of the world’s largest coal mines, producing 60 million tonnes of thermal coal every year for sixty years to dramatically increase Australia’s contribution to global warming.
“The proponent, Indian-owned Adani, is in financial dire straits and has already faced complaints about breaches of environmental laws in its home country.
“There’s no guarantee Adani
Australia must assess Sri Lankan asylum claims before any other country All 157 Sri Lankan asylum seekers currently being held in the Curtin detention centre must understand that they have rights in Australia and the Abbott Government must respect those rights, the Australian Greens have said.
"It's so important that these people understand that they have rights and that there are Australians who care about them. That's why I'll be travelling to Curtin in the coming days," the Greens' immigration spokesperson, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.
"I will be seeking to clarify what medical support is being offered to those families, and especially the children, while at the Curtin centre.
"I fear for what will happen to these children, who have been through a month long ordeal on the high seas and have now been dumped in the desert.
"There is no basis in law for India's involvement in the assessment of these asylum claims in Australia.
"The Indian Government doesn't process people's claims in India, it is all left to the UNHCR, and they shouldn't be involved in