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 ...
Newman Government sneaks through change to stop everyone, even landholders, from objecting to massive mining projects The Newman Government has removed the legal right for anyone to object to massive coal and uranium mines in Queensland on environmental grounds.
“It’s only just coming to light that the Newman Government has taken the biggest backward step in Queenslanders’ rights to protect their land, water and communities, that this state has ever seen,” Queensland Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens environment spokesperson, said.
“The Newman Government deceitfully slipped the amendment to mining laws through state Parliament at five minutes to midnight on Tuesday night without any Parliamentary discussion.
“This comes on top of the Newman Government’s other change to mining laws, which means that only landholders, neighbours and local councils can object to mining leases.
“Because of this new, last minute amendment, not even landholders, neighbours or local councils, or anybody else, will be able to challenge ‘coordinated projects’ – the biggest mining projects in th
Greens senator Peter Whish-Wilson slammed for 'terrorists' comment - The Australian Greens senator Peter Whish-Wilson slammed for 'terrorists' commentThe Australian“While Peter Whish-Wilson is playing word games, thousands of people are dying in Syria at the hands of what should properly be described as a barbaric and evil organisation,” Mr Nikolic told The Australian. “The Greens have got this issue terribly wrong.Greens go soft on sadistic IS murderersThe Daily Telegraphvšech 4 zpravodajských článků »
Greens fail to force debate on Australian military involvement in Iraq - The Guardian The GuardianGreens fail to force debate on Australian military involvement in IraqThe GuardianThe Greens have failed in a bid to force an urgent parliamentary debate on Australia's potential military involvement in Iraq, with both major parties arguing deployments should remain a matter for the executive government to decide. Tony Abbott ...'We are part of the war': Andrew Wilkie and Greens angry at Iraq announcementSydney Morning HeraldIraq crisis: Tony Abbott says 'no intention' of sending Australian troops into ...Yahoo!7 NewsGreens try to force debate on IraqSky News AustraliaNEWS.com.au -Telegraph.co.uk -The Australianvšech 621 zpravodajských článků »
Malcolm: don’t kill our community TV
September 12, 2014
Greens spokesman for Communications
Senator Scott Ludlam
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull must rethink his plans to blackout the nation’s community TV stations by the end of 2015, given the important service to media diversity and skills development the stations provide, The Australian Greens said today.
“The Minister is right that the future of the nation’s TV broadcasters is online, but there is one small catch: the rolling NBN debacle makes any transition by 2015 out of the question. The network speeds simply aren’t there,” Greens Communications spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam said.
“Ripping the spectrum off community TV is precisely the wrong way to go. In the context of a brutal budget, Mr Turnbull managed to do the right thing by the nation’s community radio broadcasters and keep them on air. Community TV deserves the same respect.”
The Greens have pledged to work with the Government, opposition parties and the