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Asia Pacific Greens meet with Australian Greens reps

17 June, 2016
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

10 June, 2016
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 Action on Implementing the Paris Agreement

11 May, 2016
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A Global Greens statement was produced to coincide with the Paris Agreement signing ceremony which took place in New York in April. The Global Greens campaign invited Green members in national parliaments to identify one fossil fuel reserve to leave in the ground and at least one fossil fuel subsidy to abolish or phase out and take legislative action accordingly. We also invited national Green... more


Global Greens Statement on ratifying the Paris Agreement

22 April, 2016
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.


Across the Seas

27 January, 2016
2016 isn't just the election year here in Australia. As members of the Global Greens network, we look forward to participating around the world.


Australian and New Zealand Green parties to lodge complaint with Australian Human Rights Commission

16 October, 2015
Catherine Delahunty MP on Friday, October 16, 2015 - 13:09 The Green parties of New Zealand and Australia will be lodging a complaint with the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) about the detention and treatment of New Zealanders in Australia. Hobart-based barrister Greg Barns will be handling the case on a pro-bono basis. “We are very concerned about the human rights breaches that New... more


第三屆亞太綠人大會 議決通過多元性別權益決議文

25 June, 2015
第三屆亞太綠人大會(2015 APGF 3rd Congress - Wellington, New Zealand)於今年6月12至14日在紐西蘭舉行,長期推動多元成家法案的台灣伴侶權益推動聯盟許秀雯律師偕同台灣綠黨出席此會。由許秀雯律師草擬的一項多元性別權益保障決議文,在代表團的努力下,獲得來自十多個亞太國家的綠黨無異議通過。此決議文為亞太綠人大會第一次通過有關多元性別的決議文,成功促成多元性別的跨國結盟。決議文草擬者許秀雯欣見此進展,並分享此行與多國綠黨國會議員會談的心得。她表示澳洲國會議員Janet Rice在聽到台灣民調有半數以上支持同性婚姻,但兩大黨卻欠缺堅定的政治意志推動婚姻平權法案後,深有同感地表示澳洲面臨很相像的狀況。但澳洲保守黨的總理Tony Abbott日前已經鬆口表示,可以開放黨員良心投票,婚姻平權已露出曙光。面對台灣局勢,Janet... more


Aid for Vanuatu welcome and essential but not enough

14 March, 2015
Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne has welcomed Australia's commitment of $5 million in aid and medical personnel for the island nation of Vanuatu in the wake of Cyclone Pam, but says regional disasters will get worse if more is not done to reduce the pollution that is causing global warming. "Our thoughts are with the people of Vanuatu and all those impacted by the ferocity of Cyclone Pam... more


A fossil fuel free world should be front and centre for us all in 2015: Christine Milne

22 December, 2014
The Lima climate talks did not go far enough to engender confidence for an ambitious global pact in Paris, but it has pulled negotiations back from the brink of collapse.If this UN process is to change for the better, we must accept that two realities are being lived by rich and poor nations, and Australia must stop being miserly and obstructive.Developed countries want to focus on mitigation.... more


Acting together on climate change today

19 December, 2014
Senator Waters with climate guardian angels
While Australia’s conservative, anti-science Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, fought to keep climate change off the agenda at the G20, world leaders and the community made sure it was a focus. According to our climate denialist Prime Minister, climate change is apparently not an economic issue. This is of course despite the facts that climate change will have a major impact on food security and human... more


Join The People's Climate March

16 September, 2014
The leader of the Australian Greens and climate champion, Senator Christine Milne, invites supporters to join the worldwide People’s Climate March this weekend. Millions of people will march around the world to pressure politicians meeting in New York to fight global warming before it’s too late. Read her inspiring letter and attend a People’s Climate event near you - worldwide!


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13 September, 2014
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Fifteen years ago my wife and I bought our farm, “Faraway”, on the south coast of Western Australia. It’s a beautiful area and an ark of biological diversity. For example, about seventy percent of Australia’s wildflower species are native to the region. When we built our house in 2008, we were committed to building a home in which we could live sustainably. At the same time, we didn’t want to do... more


Faraway

31 August, 2014
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Fifteen years ago my wife and I bought our farm, “Faraway”, on the south coast of Western Australia. It’s a beautiful area and an ark of biological diversity. For example, about seventy percent of Australia’s wildflower species are native to the region. When we built our house in 2008, we were committed to building a home in which we could live sustainably. At the same time, we didn’t want to do... more


Taiwan nuclear protesters visit Australia

31 August, 2014
In Taiwan on April 27 more than one hundred NGOs acted in unison and held the second anti-nuclear rally of this year. Anti-nuclear activists came together holding all-night sit-ins, staging mass rallies, and fighting riot police and water cannon on the street. Their immediate goal was to demand that the government halt the construction of the accident-ridden Lungmen nuclear plant. In the long... more


Australia Government on The Wrong Side of History

29 August, 2014
"I am devastated, but there is no time to mourn." The Australian Greens leader, Christine Milne, reflects on the repeal of the price on pollution.


Success. The Renewable Energy Target's greatest failing

28 August, 2014
By. Peter Martin Economics Editor, The Sydney Morning Herald (Click to watch video) The good news is the Renewable Energy Target has been a success. It's built up a wind and solar power generation industry at a very low cost to electricity users. In six years' time it'll start to push power prices down. The bad news is the panel doesn't like it. It thinks it's been too successful. Originally... more


Sea Butterfly. Pearl in a vinegar bottle

28 August, 2014
By Stafford Ray This little guy is only 1cm long, but he is a vital link in the chain that feeds billions of people. He is eaten by fish that eat other fish and we eat them. He goes, people starve. Sea Butterfly. Tallest cathedrals rest on a grain of sand, Sharing the load across its billions. Mightiest oceans rest on a butterfly Giving its body to succour humanity.   Scientists (who study these... more


PM of Japan during Fukushima nuclear meltdown: Lessons Learned

26 August, 2014
Wednesday 27th August / posted by Elizabeth PO’ Adrian Glamorgan UNDERSTOREY: FACING THE FALLOUT It’s three years since Fukushima blew up and melted down. The prime minister of Japan in those days chose a hard path, a leader’s path, to save a third of his country from further devastation, choosing to fly directly to the disastrous nuclear power plant. While WA’s push to open uranium mines looks... more


Taiwan-Australia anti-nuclear learning journey

21 August, 2014
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Shi Ting and Hui-Min Liu from the Taiwanese Greens Citizens Action Alliance have just completed a field trip to Australia to learn about Australian environmental groups’ anti-nuclear campaigning, and the connection between anti-uranium mining, waste and power in Australia and the decision-making process related to energy and nuclear-related policies. They spent time in Melbourne meeting with... more