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 stand with Adam Goodes Australian Greens Leader, Dr Richard Di Natale today expressed the Greens support for Adam Goodes.
“Adam Goodes is a formidable Australian, a champion sportsman and an inspiring advocate for a better and more equal Australia,” said Senator Di Natale.
“The racism and hostility he has faced for celebrating his culture is deeply disappointing. As a nation we should feel proud, not threatened, by the strong and enduring culture of First Australians.
“The AFL has a proud history of tackling racism and I applaud those individuals within the AFL and media who have taken a stand against what is unacceptable behaviour.
“The Greens stand with Adam too.”
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Australian Greens Senator Talks of War with China - Center for Research on Globalization Center for Research on GlobalizationAustralian Greens Senator Talks of War with ChinaCenter for Research on GlobalizationLudlam, as the Greens foreign affairs spokesman, has played a key role in suppressing critical information about the ever-expanding US military activity in Australia. In November 2013, Ludlam asked questions in the Senate foreign affairs committee ...a další »
Shocking new evidence of ongoing torture and sexual violence in Sri Lanka Commenting on a newly released report by the International Truth & Justice Project (ITJP), Still Unfinished War: Sri Lanka’s Survivors of Torture and Sexual Violence 2009-2015 which details more than 40 torture sites in Sri Lanka while naming over 60 rapists and torturers, Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon said:
“The newly documented evidence of torture, sexual violence and harassment of Tamils by officials in Sri Lanka under complete impunity and as recently as July 2015, is horrifying.
The report looks at • 180 cases of post-war torture and/or sexual violence in Sri Lanka • eight accounts of torture and sexual abuse that occurred after January 2015, and fourteen cases that occurred in 2014• 84 witnesses who were asked about reprisals against their families
“This new evidence confirms what we have already known - systematic and widespread crimes against humanity, sexual violence and intimidation have not ceased with the change of government, now under Maithripala Sirisena.
Greens senator Penny Wright to leave politics - The Australian The AustralianGreens senator Penny Wright to leave politicsThe Australian“While there are many things I was still keen to achieve, it has been an absolute privilege to serve South Australians in the Senate and I am confident that my successor will continue to bring the Greens values that are important to me into the federal ...Greens Senator Penny Wright to step aside due to family illnessABC OnlineGreens senator Wright to leave politicsSky News AustraliaGreens senator quits ParliamentPerth NowSBSvšech 22 zpravodajských článků »