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Hiroshima Day 2014

6 August, 2014
Shane is a Greens member of the ACT Legislative Assembly and Minister in the Labor-Greens coalition government: Hiroshima Day MR RATTENBURY (Molonglo) (5.46): Sixty-nine years ago today, a US bomber dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima City. The entire city was devastated by the blast. Today is Hiroshima Day, the day that we remember the... more

Tony Abbott's Silence on Israel is Deafening

3 August, 2014
Australian Greens statement, Monday, Aug 4th, 2014 Responding to the Israeli government's bombing of a school in Gaza described by the UN as 'criminal', Acting Greens Leader, Adam Bandt MP, has urged Tony Abbott to do more to stop the conflict. “Tony Abbott has condemned Hamas but has said virtually nothing about Israel’s third bombing of a school,” said Mr Bandt. “Tony Abbott cannot stand... more

Abbott must pressure US to stop providing arms to Gaza conflict

2 August, 2014
By Australian Greens MP Adam Bandt Responding to reports that the US has just approved the immediate transfer of grenades and mortar rounds to the Israeli armed forces, Greens Acting Leader Adam Bandt says Tony Abbott should pressure the United States over its continued arming of the Israeli government during the ongoing conflict in Gaza. "Australia cannot stand idly by while its ally arms one... more

New Zealand criticised by Pacific Island leaders

29 July, 2014
New Zealand needs to listen to Pacific Island leaders when it comes to climate change action, said the Green Party today.  Discontent with New Zealand and Australia is rife at the 2014 Pacific Islands Forum leaders' summit which commenced today in Palau.  The Finance Minister of the Cook Islands stated that climate change and frustration at the lack of action on it will be running themes at the... more

Canberra Declaration on Gaza

24 July, 2014
The following letter has been signed by a number of Australian politicians.  It has been covered by the ABC, The Guardian, Yahoo and SMH.  CANBERRA DECLARATION ON GAZA, and 25 July 2014 We the undersigned members of Australian federal and state parliaments, call on all Australian politicians to condemn the ongoing Israeli military bombardment... more


17 July, 2014
As Israeli troops enter Gaza by ground, the Australian Greens are calling on our government to exert its influence to help bring about a ceasefire. "This is a shocking escalation of violence and it's going to mean many more deaths of civilians, particularly Palestinians, in Gaza," said Greens Leader Christine Milne. "It is horrendous that the full military strength of a country like Israel would... more

Indigenous people three times more likely to suffer from dementia: study

5 May, 2014
The study found dementia occurred far more frequently and earlier among Indigenous Australians.
By Caroline Winter, ABC News Indigenous people have dementia rates three or four times higher than non-Indigenous people, researchers in the Northern Territory have found. The study, published in the Medical Journal of Australia, examined 780 cases of dementia in the Territory between 2008 and 2011 and found it struck Indigenous people at a younger age. Community geriatrician Michael Lowe says... more


12 March, 2014

Senator Ludlam welcomes Tony Abbott to Western Australia

3 March, 2014
Senator LUDLAM (Western Australia) Tonight I rise to invite Prime Minister Tony Abbott to visit the beautiful state of Western Australia. I do this in good faith, because we are only a matter of weeks away from a historic by-election that will not just determine the final makeup of this chamber after... more

The Group of 20 – G20 Australia

27 February, 2014
Finance ministers from the world’s richest countries flew into Sydney in February for the first of many meetings leading to this year’s G20 summit in Brisbane, Australia. The G20’s long-standing commitment to phase out fossil fuel subsidies did not however make it onto the agenda. On the other hand, facilitating trillions of dollars in private infrastructure investment was central, particularly... more

John Key must raise Nauru “human rights catastrophe” with Abbott

6 February, 2014
John Key must raise Nauru's disgraceful detention centres with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, the Green Party said today. John Key is in Australia on a two day visit. His trip follows Nauru's controversial sacking and deportation of its chief justice and magistrate, and its recent decision to hike up the cost of journalist visas from $200 to $8,000. "Interfering with the judiciary and... more

Malaysians to Occupy Lynas HQ in Sydney

26 November, 2013
SYDNEY | From 1pm today Friends of the Earth Australia and concerned citizens are supporting the three- day occupation of Lynas Corporation's Sydney headquarters by Himpunan Hijau - a Malaysian environmentalist movement protesting Lynas' toxic and radioactive rare-earth refinery[1] in Kuantan, Malaysia. Wong Tack, Chairman, Himpunan Hijau[2] said, "We are here to bring the voices of 1.2 million... more

Australian Greens on Indonesian suspension of cooperation

21 November, 2013
The Australian Greens are deeply concerned about implications of the diplomatic crisis that continues with Indonesia."I am deeply disappointed and alarmed at the rate of deterioration in the relationship between Indonesia and Australia," Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne said."Australia and Indonesia should be building and deepening our friendship but instead Tony Abbott has allowed his... more


19 November, 2013
Part three of “Beyond Nuclear War and Radioactive Peace,” by Elizabeth PO’ and Adrian Glamorgan. The beauty and fecundity of Fukushima surprises the visitor. The mountains, rivers, forests, orchards and fields are so fertile. Yet Fukushima’s dilemma is that it’s in the midst of invisible danger: radiation circulating and dividing, driving families apart, putting communities into two minds. All... more

Australian Federal Police on surveillance and the TPPA

19 November, 2013
Senator LUDLAM: Welcome back, Commissioner. Has the AFP been consulted on the negotiations to the trans-Pacific partnership agreement? Mr Negus : Not that I am aware of, but I will double check with my deputies here to see if there is anything in train. Senator LUDLAM: It probably sounds a bit out of left field. Mr Negus : No. There is no visibility from this end. Senator LUDLAM: Not yet. But I... more

Australia PM Abbott’s gift will help hide human rights abuses in Sri Lanka

18 November, 2013
Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne says the Prime Minister’s gift of two naval vessels and co-operation with the Sri Lankan authorities to help stop people fleeing the country is collaboration on human rights abuses.“The Prime Minister’s silence on human rights abuses in Sri Lanka was inexcusable complicity, but this is nothing less than collaboration and it is abhorrent,” Senator Milne... more

Western Australia likely to vote again for Senate

18 November, 2013
Western Australians are likely to be forced to vote again for their Senate representatives in Federal Parliament, in a move which will once again place the seat of Greens Communications Spokesperson Scott Ludlam in doubt, as the Australian Electoral Commission last week confirmed it would seek a by election in the state. Earlier this month the AEC declared Ludlam had held his Senate seat in... more

Australia’s silence on human rights abuse inexcusable complicity

15 November, 2013
Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne says the Prime Minister has a moral obligation to raise serious human rights abuses with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse while in Colombo for CHOGM.“Australia’s silence on human rights abuses in Sri Lanka is inexcusable complicity,” Senator Milne said.“For the Prime Minister to raise human rights abuses while at CHOGM is the absolute bare minimum... more