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 ...
Electorate's mood has shifted: Greens - NEWS.com.au Sky News AustraliaElectorate's mood has shifted: GreensNEWS.com.auTHE Australian Greens agree the re-run West Australian senate election will be a referendum on the carbon and mining taxes but say the mood has changed since September. Senior minister Christopher Pyne repeated on Sunday the government's position ...Greens Senator Scott Ludlam expects expsoure of Senate vote fiasco will help himPerth Nowvšech 9 zpravodajských článků »
Australian Greens raise riot injury concerns - Radio Australia Australian Greens raise riot injury concernsRadio AustraliaThe Australian Greens say medical staff in Papua New Guinea have told them a patient involved in the riot on Manus Island had their throat cut. Australian Greens raise riot injury concerns (Credit: ABC). Hundreds of asylum seekers were involved in a ...
Greens call on all state govts to follow ACT farm animal protection law MEDIA RELEASE25 February 2014
Greens call on all state govts to follow ACT farm animal protection law
The ACT historic law that bans battery cages for egg production and the use of sow stalls and gestation crates for pigs should be adopted by all state governments, Greens animal welfare spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon said today.
Senator Rhiannon said “The passing of the ACT Greens Animal Welfare (Factory Farming) Bill is momentous. This is a great day for farm animals and provides a model for other jurisdictions.
“ACT Greens MLA Shane Rattenbury, the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, is to be congratulated for the successful introduction of this legislation.
"Community activists have worked on this campaign to outlaw inhumane and cruel farming practices for over 18 years. Thanks to their hard work all parties in the ACT parliament backed this legislation.
“This new ACT law shows that it is time Australia caught up with other countries laws that respect far