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 ...
Drug war failure: Greens want Portuguese model in Australia - Sydney Morning Herald Sydney Morning HeraldDrug war failure: Greens want Portuguese model in AustraliaSydney Morning HeraldGreens Leader Richard Di Natale is calling for bipartisan support to overhaul Australia's drug policy so it is in line with Portugal's, where drug use is treated as a health, not criminal, issue. The Victorian senator is on a self-funded, fact-finding ...The Greens Propose New Drug Law Changes In AustraliaStoney RoadsGreens Leader Calls For Australia To Do A Portugal, Decriminalise DrugsPedestrian TVMore politicians are calling Australia's "war on drugs" a failureinthemixvšech 19 zpravodajských článků »
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 find Milne replacement - Yahoo7 News ABC OnlineGreens find Milne replacementYahoo7 NewsThe Greens have selected a replacement for retiring senator and former Australian party leader Christine Milne but aren't revealing which Tasmanian will take the Upper House spot. Under new party rules the Tasmanian Greens conducted a ballot of ...Greens tight-lipped about Senate replacement for Christine MilneABC Onlinevšech 10 zpravodajských článků »
Nick McKim announced as the new Greens Senator for Tasmania The Australian Greens are pleased to announce that former Tasmanian Greens Leader Nick McKim has been elected by a ballot of members to become the next Greens Senator for Tasmania. Mr McKim will fill a casual vacancy in the Senate, created by the resignation of Christine Milne.
“I want to thank the Tasmanian Greens members for giving me this honour and I will do everything I can to repay the faith they have put in me,” McKim said.
“Replacing someone of Christine’s calibre will be a huge challenge, but one that I’m really looking forward to.”
“Australia has rarely seen such a reckless and self-serving government. The Greens mission is more urgent now than ever and I can’t wait to join my new colleagues in standing up for a cleaner, healthier and smarter Australia.
“It has been a privilege to represent the people of Franklin for the past 13 years and I look forward to representing all Tasmanians and my beloved state of Tasmania in my new role.
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