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Taking the power back on climate change in Australia

The Australian Greens have employed innovative strategies to deliver concrete outcomes on climate change. The new challenge posed by Tony Abbott's ultra-conservative Liberal Party government is the latest opportunity to affirm the power of data-driven grassroots campaigning and smart negotiation in parliament.
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Australia Greens New South Wales Constitution

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Australia Greens New South Wales Constitution

1. Introduction

This is the constitution of the political party known as 'The Greens NSW'.

1.1. With the exception of the Charter and Constitution of the Australian Greens (the National Charter), all party documents are subordinate to this constitution.

1.2. The fundamental objectives of The Greens NSW are to promote social, economic and political change in accordance with the four principles of:

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP): Joint Statement

Green Parties in Taiwan, Canada, the US, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and the Philippines have issuing this joint statement to express our concern over the undemocratic and non-transparent nature of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA).

More than just another trade agreement, the TPPA provisions could hinder access to safe, affordable

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Closing the gap: Australia vs. NZ on climate change

By: Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand MP Kennedy Graham

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China’s shift from coal demands a shift in Australian investment

China is shifting rapidly away from coal towards renewable energy, making Australia’s investment in coal export infrastructure a multi-billion dollar mistake and posing high risk to shareholders,” Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, said.
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Australian Senate calls for free and fair elections in Cambodia

The Australian Greens called on Foreign Minister Bob Carr to push for free and fair elections in Cambodia, following Senate support for a motion moved by Senator Christine Milne.

Senator Milne’s motion supports similar efforts passed by the European Parliament and the Parliament of the Philippines, in accordance with recommendations of the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights who identified major flaws in the process and called for media freedom, freedom of expression and assembly, and the release of political prisoners.

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Papua New Guinea Needs Women MPs

From Australian Green MP Penny Wright's blog.

I recently spent four fascinating days in Papua New Guinea, helping to get more women into parliament in the upcoming elections.

When my PNG Greens colleague, the indomitable Dorothy Tekwie, called for support for her bid to be elected in her home electorate of Vanimo Green province, and to promote the election of women candidates throughout her country, WA Greens Senator Rachel Siewert and I were a ready volunteers.

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South Korea legislates emissions trading scheme

Global action to tackle the climate crisis has taken another important step forwards with South Korea’s legislation overnight to establish an emissions trading scheme similar to Australia’s, the Greens said today. 

“When a developing country manufacturing powerhouse like South Korea embraces emissions trading because it respects the climate science, it’s time for the naysayers in Australia to take a good long look at themselves,” Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, said.

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The time has come

Dear Green Friends --

This morning I resigned as Leader of the Australian Greens. I will leave the Senate in June when the Tasmanian Greens nominate a replacement Senator. The time has come.

I wanted to immediately thank you for your support, enthusiasm and direct involvement in Green politics on my watch. I can never forget or adequately repay the personal encouragement I have received over so many years from you, my family, friends, colleagues, work mates, party workers, voters and supporters.

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