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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Greens back research campaign Greens Deputy Leader and Science & Research spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said that the higher education sector was giving Tony Abbott a clear message in the run up to the Budget.
“It is fantastic news that Universities Australia is today launching a campaign, called ‘Keep It Clever’, said Mr Bandt.
“The message is that if you cut funding to higher education and research, you cut Australia’s wellbeing and future prospects.
“Similarly, the Respect Research campaign has taken on a life of its own and is going from strength to strength.
“In a matter of days, we’ve had more than 13,000 people who have taken our pledge to respect research, telling Tony Abbott to respect research and not to cut research funding in the forthcoming Budget.
“If Tony Abbott cuts research funding in the forthcoming Budget, he can expect a fight.
“If ever there was a time to increase the capacity of our scientists and researchers to deliver solutions to the many challen
Manus Island cover-up gets worse by the day
The failure of the Australian Government and G4S contractors to cooperate with the PNG investigation into the Manus Island attacks points to a dangerous, coordinated attempt to hide the truth, the Australian Greens have said.
"This looks like a cover-up, it smells like a cover-up and the stench is getting worse every single day," the Greens' immigration spokesperson, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.
"It is outrageous that G4S management are refusing to cooperate with the PNG inquiry.
"The Immigration Minister received an interim report today from the Australian Government's own investigation and that report needs to be made public.
"The paranoid level of secrecy that has surrounded any attempts to find out what really happened on the night Mr Barati was killed has left many people wondering what the Government is trying to hide.
"The sad fact is that if Reza Barati were Australian, this level of secrecy, delay and cover-up simply would not be accepted."
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