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 ...
Greens launch national campaign to ban greyhound racing Monday, August 8, 2016Greens launch national campaign to ban greyhound racing
Today the Greens are launching a coordinated, national campaign to ban greyhound racing in every state and territory: http://www.bangreyhoundracing.com.au/.
Guns, politics and intolerance: an increasingly ugly mix in Australia Friday, August 5, 2016Another set of YouTube videos and Facebook accounts have been referred to the NSW Police for urgent investigation after it was found that gun owners and advocates had posted violent content aimed at racial and religious minorities and political opponents.
We have every reason to be seriously concerned when people publicly use firearms to display violent attitudes towards people of other races, religions or political outlook.
World Vision Gaza allegations Saturday, August 6, 2016Greens overseas aid spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon has called for the DFAT inquiry into allegations that World Vision’s Gaza branch director Mohammad El Halabi diverted tens of millions of dollars to the military wing of Hamas to be quickly resolved to ensure the people of Gaza are not denied urgent humanitarian aid.
"It is vital that the allegations are speedily resolved to ensure there is no disruption of humanitarian aid going into Gaza," Senator Rhiannon said.
Ending Lockouts is key to Rejuvenating Sydney Friday, August 5, 2016The release of the government's Sydney Night-Time Economy Roundtable Action Plan is a move in the right direction, but doesn't address the real problems facing Sydney's nightlife and cultural industries.
Member for Balmain Jamie Parker said:
"Sydney used to be a vibrant, 24-hour city but since the imposition of the lockout laws, we continue to see venues shutting down and our cultural sector struggling.