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 ...
Australian Peacekeeper and Peacemaker Veterans' Association National Conference Sat, 2013-10-26 09:30 - Sun, 2013-10-27 12:30
Shoreline Hotel, Howrah, Tasmania
Senator Penny Wright to speak at the Australian Peacekeeper and Peacemaker Veterans' Association National Conference.
Senator Penny Wright to give the opening address at the Australian Peacekeeper and Peacemaker Veterans' Association National Conference in Howrah, Tasmania.
Prior to the conference, there will be a wreath-laying ceremony at the Peacekeeper Memorial.
For more information, please contact the Australian Peacekeeper and Peacemaker Veterans' Association: 03 9761 0468
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Amy's Ride South Australia Sun, 2013-11-03 09:00 - Mon, 2013-11-04 12:30
Flinders University to McLaren Vale, South Australia.
Senator Penny Wright to participate in the Bike SA event, Amy's Ride, starting at Flinders University and finishing in McLaren Vale.
Senator Penny Wright to participate in the Bike SA event, Amy's Ride, from Flinders University to McLaren Vale in South Australia.
Amy's Ride SA gives participants the opportunity to be immersed in South Australia's vibrant cycling culture while helping Bike SA and the Amy Gillett Foundation work towards a brighter and safer future for all bicycle riders.
The event honours the memory of Amy Gillett - a South Australian elite cyclist who was tragically killed when hit by a motorist while training with the National Road Cycling Team in Germany.
Please visit the Amy's Ride website for more information or to register to ride.
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