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 ...
Beeliar Wetlands The Barnett Government is poised to build Roe 8 through the Beeliar wetlands.
He has pledged $630m of state money. Three days before Christmas 2014 environmental approval was granted.
Watch Lynn's video on the precious Beeliar wetlands here.
Environment Minister Dismisses Community over Beeliar Wetlands The Greens are standing firm in their intention to save the Beeliar wetlands from the destructive Roe Highway stage 8 extension, said South Metro Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren upon hearing that the controversial road was given conditional environmental approval by Minister Albert Jacobs.
“The Environment Minister has short-shrifted the public through dismissing community appeals against the Roe 8 highway,” she said.
Greens edge closer to Victoria state seat win in Prahran - The Australian The GuardianGreens edge closer to Victoria state seat win in PrahranThe Australian“The distribution of preferences for Prahran District has been conducted this evening at the Prahran District Election Office. “The successful candidate is HIBBINS, Sam (Australian Greens). “A full distribution report for the closely contested seat ...Victorian Greens claim Prahran, winning historic second seat in parliamentThe GuardianGreens candidate Sam Hibbins wins Prahran, claiming party's second seat in ...ABC Onlinevšech 80 zpravodajských článků »
Greens to Move Senate Inquiry into Community Funding Cuts - Pro Bono Australia Greens to Move Senate Inquiry into Community Funding CutsPro Bono AustraliaThe Australian Greens will move for a Senate Inquiry into the Department of Social Services grants process when Parliament resumes in February 2015. The move comes as community organisations including peak bodies an advocacy groups nation-wide ...