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 ...
Government closes the door on Northern Rivers PEL buy-backs NSW Greens Member for Ballina Tamara Smith has slammed the Liberal National Government for closing the petroleum exploration licence buyback scheme without closing a deal for a CSG free Northern Rivers.
Today's announcement comes despite the Member for Lismore Thomas George promising PEL 445 would be bought back in the dying days before the election.
'PEL 445 covers a huge chunk of the Northern Rivers, including the Ballina Electorate. The opposition to coal seam gas within its borders couldn't be more obvious.
"How loud do we have to be before this Government listens to us?' Ms Smith has asked.
'With Thomas George now nowhere to be seen on this issue, it's as if he's completely given up on the Northern Rivers, Ms Smith said.
'Meanwhile his son Stuart George is still busy at work for Metgasco, the company this week announcing plans to pursue seismic testing around Rock Valley.
16 PELS have been bought back where politically convenient as part of the Government's failed gas buy back sch
World Farm Animals Day: Greens call for truth in labelling and a ban on battery cages and de-beaking On the eve of World Farm Animals Day, the Greens are renewing calls for truth in ‘free range’ labelling and a ban on battery cages and de-beaking of hens.
“The Greens around Australia are urging that a national legislated standard for free-range eggs be based on a stocking density of no more than 1,500 birds per hectare and a ban on the routine de-beaking of hens,” Sue Pennicuik MP, Victorian Greens animal welfare spokesperson said today.
“A legal definition of free range will end years of confusion for consumers and misuse of the free range label but for the standard to be legitimate, genuine free-range farmers, consumer rights bodies, animal experts and the general public must be consulted in the development of a national standard.
“There are an estimated 11 million battery hens in Australia and they are unable to express normal behaviours such as wing flapping, scratching, dust bathing, perching and foraging and with so many birds in one area, they can’t escape aggress
Old parties ignore community and recommend against Greens’ bill to give landholders rights to say no to coal and gas and to ban fracking 01/10/2015
The old-party dominated Senate Inquiry into the Greens’ bill to give landholders the right to say no to coal and gas and to ban fracking has recommended not passing the bill, despite strong community support.
Queensland Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens Deputy Leader and mining spokesperson, said:
“This is a deeply disappointing outcome after the Inquiry heard from hundreds of people and organisations, with 95 per cent of them supporting the bill.
“It’s clear to the community that the balance between big mining companies and landholders is hopelessly skewed towards big coal and gas.
“The big parties seem to ignore this gross inequity because of the massive political donations they take from big mining companies.
“I wholeheartedly thank the landholders who shared their personal stories of the impacts of being overrun by big coal and gas on their families, livelihoods, water and land.
“The Greens will continue to stand strong with farmers, traditiona
Govt mocked for anti-extremism booklet - The Australian (blog) The GuardianGovt mocked for anti-extremism bookletThe Australian (blog)The Australian Greens want the pamphlets binned. Greens leader Richard Di Natale said the booklet was tainted with former prime minister Tony Abbott's politics of fear and called on his replacement, Malcolm Turnbull, to shred and recycle it. "To imply ...Radicalisation kit links green activism and 'alternative music' to extremismThe GuardianAlternative music linked to violent extremism, says government 'radicalisation ...Sydney Morning HeraldMeet Karen, your friendly neighbourhood radicalCrikey (registration)všech 22 zpravodajských článků »