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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

Global issues at the National Conference

In a world where everything is interconnected, we mustn't lose sight of global issues at our National Conferences.By Viv Glance, Australian Greens International Secretary and Convenor of our Global Issues Working Group.Original article: https://greens.org.au/magazine/global-issues-national-conference We live in a world where communications and economies, movement of people and human rights are... more


India Greens Welcomes Scott Ludlam

New Delhi, April 5, 2018:  The India Greens – the emerging national Green party in the country – welcomed Mr Scott Ludlam, a leader of the Australian Greens and a former Senator in the national Australian Senate from July 2008 to July 2017, in New Delhi on 4th of April 2018.The India Greens thanked Mr Ludlam for visiting India and meeting with the party leaders.Mr Ludlam — who also served as... more


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 Party leadership for achieving global climate goals

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A Global Greens press conference was held at the COP23 climate negotiations held by the UNFCCC in Bonn, Germany. Green Party leaders discussed 1) What happened at COP23?, 2) What are Green parties aiming to achieve at these climate conferences?, 3) How is Green political leadership going to achieve the climate goals? The panel clearly establishes that voting for the Green party achieves real... more


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.


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

Global issues at the National Conference

In a world where everything is interconnected, we mustn't lose sight of global issues at our National Conferences.By Viv Glance, Australian Greens International Secretary and Convenor of our Global Issues Working Group.Original article: https://greens.org.au/magazine/global-issues-national-conference We live in a world where communications and economies, movement of people and human rights are... more


India Greens Welcomes Scott Ludlam

New Delhi, April 5, 2018:  The India Greens – the emerging national Green party in the country – welcomed Mr Scott Ludlam, a leader of the Australian Greens and a former Senator in the national Australian Senate from July 2008 to July 2017, in New Delhi on 4th of April 2018.The India Greens thanked Mr Ludlam for visiting India and meeting with the party leaders.Mr Ludlam — who also served as... more


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 Party leadership for achieving global climate goals

,
A Global Greens press conference was held at the COP23 climate negotiations held by the UNFCCC in Bonn, Germany. Green Party leaders discussed 1) What happened at COP23?, 2) What are Green parties aiming to achieve at these climate conferences?, 3) How is Green political leadership going to achieve the climate goals? The panel clearly establishes that voting for the Green party achieves real... more


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.


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