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 ...
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Another train signal failure shows need for upgrade Greens transport spokesperson Samantha Dunn says Melbourne's train signals need to be upgraded from the 19th century to the 21st, after trains were cancelled again this morning due to signal faults.
“A modern economy is only going to flourish if our cities work efficiently. That only happens if our public transport is fast and reliable,” Samantha Dunn said.
“In Parliament, we asked the Transport Minister for details of the signalling 'trial' on the Sandringham line. She refused to answer.
“Dozens of the world's cities are upgrading their train control from physical signal based to computer and radio based,” she said.
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Widening Monash will make congestion worse Greens transport spokesperson Samantha Dunn says building a new toll road and widening the Monash Freeway again will create more congestion.
“Building new toll roads and widening existing freeways will create more traffic and worsen congestion,” Samantha Dunn said.
“The Monash has grown wider and wider over decades, but anyone who drives on it regularly knows traffic and congestion is getting worse and worse.
“A rail line to Rowville would take an entire lane of traffic off the Monash Freeway. The State Government needs to abandon its toll road fantasy and get serious about mass transit,” she said.