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 ...
Greens spend big to get Ludlam re-elected - The West Australian Greens spend big to get Ludlam re-electedThe West AustralianThe Liberals' 500 Club fundraising arm made the biggest donation - $385,000. Other major Liberal donors were China-based Yuhu Group Australia, Julian Ambrose's Australian Gypsum Industries, Woolworths, Minara Resources and prospector Mark Creasy.
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.
Greens hunt academic 'witches' - The Australian The AustralianGreens hunt academic 'witches'The AustralianThe person who asked the question was South Australian Greens senator Penny Wright, who raised it at an October hearing. “I am interested to know if any of the reviewers who were appointed are connected with the Institute of Public Affairs or the ...
New poll shows Australians reject Abbott Governments desperate higher ed ad campaign The Australian Greens have said new polling released by the National Tertiary Education Union shows the Abbott Government should come clean on exactly how many millions of dollars of public money was spent on its dishonest higher education propaganda campaign.
NTEU polling released today shows that only 22 per cent of people have seen the ads and 55 per cent of people think it is inappropriate and unacceptable for the Abbott Government to spend public money to make the case for its higher education bill.
Greens spokesperson for higher education Senator Rhiannon said this polling has proved just how out of touch the Abbott Government is with students.
"If the Abbott government is going to spend millions of dollars of public money trying to convince the community to support their elitist plans for higher education then it should tell the public just how much it has spent.
"This propaganda campaign not only has factual errors, it is also highly deceiving in failing to mention that the go