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 ...
United Nations Slaps Down Groom on WHA Logging and Mining 2 Jul 2015
Nick McKim MP | Greens Parks spokesperson
The United Nations has humiliated the state government by slapping down its plans to log and mine inside the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA).
Parks Minister Matthew Groom’s fixation with profiting from the TWWHA has blinded him to the true value of the area. It seems that if he can’t put a dollar sign in front of it, Mr Groom is just not interested.
The United Nations did not protect the TWWHA just so Mr Groom’s corporate buddies could make money from it.
If Mr Groom is serious about looking after the TWWHA he should withdraw his fatally flawed draft management plan, and put forward a new one which fulfils his responsibilities as the temporary custodian of the area.
There is also no excuse for Mr Groom’s failure to finalise the cultural heritage studies of the area in collaboration with the Tasmanian Aboriginal people. This work needs to be done as a matter of urgency, and rather than spending his time t
Liberals must accept UN’s rejection of Tasmanian World Heritage Area plans Liberals must accept UN’s rejection of Tasmanian World Heritage Area plans
The Greens have welcomed the UNESCO World Heritage Committee’s rejection of plans for the Tasmanian World Heritage Area.
“Like the World Heritage Committee, we know that no amount of mining or logging is ever good for our ancient native forests,” said the Australian Greens spokesperson for forests Senator Janet Rice.
“These forests protect our unique plants and animals, reduce the impacts of climate change, and produce the cleanest air and water in the world.
“This announcement highlights that the Tasmanian government is failing its role as stewards of this World Heritage Area and letting down future generations.
“Let’s hope that common sense will prevail and the Tasmanian government will listen to the unanimous advice of the UNESCO's World Heritage Committee.
“The federal Minister for the Environment must recognise the international significance of his Liberal colleagues’ failures and pul
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