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ABOUT THE PARTY

The Greens are much more than an environmental party.  While promoting meaningful and smart solutions to ensure future generations of Australians have clean air, clean water and clean soil – the Greens are also working in many other areas to champion integrity, decency and fairness.

As well as representing constituents, the Greens speak on behalf of those who wouldn’t otherwise get much of a say inside parliament: children, refugees, students, individuals and families living in poverty and, of course, our natural environment. 

The Australian Greens began more than 30 years ago — read our story.

The Australian Greens are also part of the Global Greens network, which includes around 70 Greens parties established worldwide. Find out more about the Global Greens at our Global Greens page.

 

OUR CORE BELIEFS 

 

ECOLOGICAL SUSTAINABILITY

Good economic management means taking care of our earth — not treating our most precious resources like a giant business in liquidation: ‘everything must go!’.  The levels of pollution in our atmosphere mean that business-as-usual will no longer work if we want to avoid dangerous climate change. The future for Australia can still be a prosperous one if we build our economy on green principles rather than short-term self-interest.

GRASSROOTS PARTICIPATORY DEMOCRACY

Real progress comes when enough people believe it is possible to make a difference and decide to do something about it. All Greens members and supporters are driven by the desire to work towards a better Australia. In contrast to the two major parties, which are run by executives in head office, the Greens involve members in key decisions and our campaigns are powered by thousands of ordinary people volunteering their time, skills and support.

SOCIAL JUSTICE

Many of the social problems we have today — crime, discrimination, disease, poverty — could be dramatically improved if we focus on eliminating extreme inequality in Australia and across the world. The Greens believe that it should be the priority of all governments to alleviate poverty and to extend opportunity to all members of society.

PEACE AND NON-VIOLENCE

Australia’s foreign policy should be based on dialogue, diplomacy and cooperation, not aggression. Trying to prevent or counter violence with violence itself will not work. The Greens are committed to peaceful and non-violent solutions locally, nationally and internationally.

MPs

Adam Bandt MP for Melbourne
Andrew Bartlett Senator for Queensland
Dr Mehreen Faruqi Member of the Legislative Council (MLC) for New South Wales
Janet Rice Senator for Victoria
Jordan Steele-John Senator for Western Australia
Lee Rhiannon Senator for New South Wales
Lidia Thorpe
Ms Sarah Hanson-Young Senator for South Australia
Nick Mckim Senator for Tasmania
Peter Whish-Wilson Senator for Tasmania
Rachel Siewert Senator for Western Australia
Richard Di Natale Senator for Victoria

International Secretary

Vivienne Glance

Greens are Everywhere, Including Nepal!

Wonderful article about the Nepali Greens' Green Camp project & election campaign 2017. Giz Watson of the Australian Greens' International Development Committee gives a good example of Global Greens solidarity in action!


GLOBAL GREENS ANTOG SVENSK RESOLUTION OM HAVEN

Att förvalta haven är en ödesfråga lika stor som klimatet och kräver globalt samarbete. I helgen antog Global Greens kongress Miljöpartiet de grönas resolution om globalt arbete för att rädda haven.


Asia Pacific Greens meet with Australian Greens reps

Senator Lee Rhiannon
Greens International Aid and Development spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon will host a delegation from the Asia Pacific Greens (APG) study tour at her office this evening. The delegation is made up of 22 delegates from 11 countries: Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Philippines, Japan, Taiwan, India, Nepal, Mongolia, Indonesia, Pakistan and Lebanon. The Asia-Pacific Greens Federation is a... more


Making Connections: the Asia Pacific Greens Election Study Tour to Australia

Visit with NSW MP Jenny Leong, Protestors Falls, Grayndler office, APGF Women with Candidate Dawn Walker, APG delegates in NSW Parliament House with Senator Mehreen Faruqui discuss the role of women in parliament., NSW Parlaiment House seats, NSW Parlaiment House steps
There's nothing quite like getting together with Greens from 11 different countries across the Asia Pacific region to remind you that you're part of a global movement. During May, 22 delegates from Green parties across Asia Pacific spent 10 days in Sydney and the sub-tropical north of the state of New South Wales (NSW), Australia. The delegates were learning first hand from the Australian and NSW... more


Global Greens Statement on ratifying the Paris Agreement

Statement by the Global Greens on the occasion of the Signing of the Paris Agreement, New York, 21 April 2016. Green parliamentarians around the world undertake to introduce in the national Parliaments, in which we are represented, domestic legislation to give practical effect to the Paris Agreement.


Number of Chamber Seats Number of Senate Seats Year Date % of vote Number of votes Reps Elected
9 2013 07 Sep 8.64%  1159588 10
1 2013 07 Sep 8.65%  1116918 16
9 2014 07 Sep 8.64%  25

Australian Greens National Conference - Brisbane, 19-20 May 2018

19 May, 2018
This National Conference will be packed with lots of training opportunities for delegates and observers.


Climate march in Melbourne, Australia

23 September, 2014
The huge crowd in Melbourne - led by amazing Greens like The Australian Greens leader Christine Milne,Adam Bandt, Janet Rice, Ellen Sandell and more.


Christine Milne on #PeoplesClimate: 'the overwhelming emergency of the time is global warming.'

20 September, 2014
Greens Leader Christine Milne speaks to the Greens' urgency motion, on the need for the Prime Minister to attend the United Nations Climate Summit, and to recognise that Australia's emissions reduction target is inadequate.    


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News about Australian Greens

Greens are Everywhere, Including Nepal!

Wonderful article about the Nepali Greens' Green Camp project & election campaign 2017. Giz Watson of the Australian Greens' International Development Committee gives a good example of Global Greens solidarity in action!


GLOBAL GREENS ANTOG SVENSK RESOLUTION OM HAVEN

Att förvalta haven är en ödesfråga lika stor som klimatet och kräver globalt samarbete. I helgen antog Global Greens kongress Miljöpartiet de grönas resolution om globalt arbete för att rädda haven.


Asia Pacific Greens meet with Australian Greens reps

Senator Lee Rhiannon
Greens International Aid and Development spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon will host a delegation from the Asia Pacific Greens (APG) study tour at her office this evening. The delegation is made up of 22 delegates from 11 countries: Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Philippines, Japan, Taiwan, India, Nepal, Mongolia, Indonesia, Pakistan and Lebanon. The Asia-Pacific Greens Federation is a... more


Making Connections: the Asia Pacific Greens Election Study Tour to Australia

Visit with NSW MP Jenny Leong, Protestors Falls, Grayndler office, APGF Women with Candidate Dawn Walker, APG delegates in NSW Parliament House with Senator Mehreen Faruqui discuss the role of women in parliament., NSW Parlaiment House seats, NSW Parlaiment House steps
There's nothing quite like getting together with Greens from 11 different countries across the Asia Pacific region to remind you that you're part of a global movement. During May, 22 delegates from Green parties across Asia Pacific spent 10 days in Sydney and the sub-tropical north of the state of New South Wales (NSW), Australia. The delegates were learning first hand from the Australian and NSW... more


Global Greens Statement on ratifying the Paris Agreement

Statement by the Global Greens on the occasion of the Signing of the Paris Agreement, New York, 21 April 2016. Green parliamentarians around the world undertake to introduce in the national Parliaments, in which we are represented, domestic legislation to give practical effect to the Paris Agreement.


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