The party cites four core values, namely ecological sustainability, social justice, grassroots democracy and peace and non-violence.Key people involved in these campaigns included Bob Brown and Christine Milne, who went on to contest and win seats in the Parliament of Tasmania and eventually form the Tasmanian Greens.The formation of the federal party in 1992 brought together over a dozen green groups, from state and local organisations, some of which had existed for 20 years.Margetts lost her seat in the 1998 federal election, leaving Brown as the sole Australian Greens senator.The Greens opposed the Howard Government's Pacific Solution of offshore processing for asylum seekers, and opposed the bipartisan offers of support to the US alliance and Afghanistan War by the government and Beazley Opposition in the aftermath of the 11 September terrorist attacks in 2001, describing the Afghanistan commitment as "warmongering".In the 2004 federal election the Australian Greens fielded candidates in every House of Representatives seat in Australia.This won them two additional Senate seats, taken by Christine Milne in Tasmania and Rachel Siewert in Western Australia, bringing the total to four.In 2009, the Greens sided with the Liberal Party to defeat Labor's emission trading scheme legislation.The 2010 federal election marked a high point for the Greens electorally with the party receiving its largest vote to date and sharing the balance of power.The new senators were Lee Rhiannon in New South Wales, Richard Di Natale in Victoria, Larissa Waters in Queensland, Rachel Siewert in Western Australia, Penny Wright in South Australia and Christine Milne in Tasmania.[20] Almost two weeks after the election, the Greens agreed to support a Gillard Labor minority government on confidence and supply votes.On 24 February 2011, in a joint press conference of the "Climate Change Committee" – comprising the Government, Greens and two independent MPs – Prime Minister Gillard announced a plan to legislate for the introduction of a fixed price to be imposed on "carbon pollution" from 1 July 2012[28] The carbon price would be placed for three to five years before a full emissions trading scheme is implemented, under a blueprint agreed by a multi-party parliamentary committee.At the 2014 Australian Senate special election in Western Australia the Greens won in excess of a quota with the primary vote increasing from 9.5 to 15.6 percent, re-electing Scott Ludlam.In December 2015, the Greens struck a deal with the Coalition Government, passing a law requiring multinational private companies with a turnover over $200 million to disclose their tax arrangements and also making it mandatory for multinational companies with a global turnover of $1 billion or more to have to prepare "general purpose" financial statements, which disclose greater tax details than previously occurred in Australia.[32] The following year the Coalition Government and the Greens agreed on a permanent 15% tax rate for backpackers, in exchange for a $100 million funding boost to environmental stewardship not-for-profit Landcare.The result was seen as disappointing, and caused internal divisions to flare up, with former Federal Leader Bob Brown calling upon Senator Lee Rhiannon to resign, citing the "need for renewal".[35][36] Subsequently, Adam Bandt and Rachel Siewert were named as temporary co-deputy leaders until the arrival of Ludlam and Waters' replacements in Canberra.The party retained the federal electorate of Melbourne with Adam Bandt sitting at a 71.8% two-party preferred vote.Three key seats were targeted by the Greens in Victoria, including Kooyong, Higgins and Macnamara.[41] Prominent barrister Julian Burnside, who stood for Kooyong, came close to unseating treasurer and deputy Liberal leader Josh Frydenberg, falling short by 5.7% in the two-party preferred vote.[45] Bandt claimed that polling suggests a hung parliament is a likely outcome and the Greens would work with Labor to "kick the Liberals out and make the next government go further and faster on climate action, and make billionaires and mining corporations pay their fair share.The charter of the Australian Greens identifies four main pillars as the party's policy: "social justice", "sustainability", "grassroots democracy" and "peace and non-violence".Most notably, the party favours environmentalism, including expansion of recycling facilities; phasing out single-use plastics; conservation efforts; better water management; and addressing species extinction, habitat loss and deforestation in Australia.[48] The Greens strongly support efforts to address climate change based on scientific evidence, by transitioning away from the burning of fossil fuels to renewable energy production in the next decade, as well as reintroducing a carbon price.[48] In terms of agricultural policy, the party believes in phasing out caged egg production and sow stalls, instead favouring ethical farming practices.The Greens strongly support community-driven decision-making processes as a means by which soil and water degradation can be addressed.[53] Support for farmers experiencing the effects of climate change through droughts, and soil and water degradation has been expressed by the Greens.On economic issues, the Greens oppose tax cuts that solely benefit the top bracket of income earners and lead to socioeconomic inequality and believe that all essential services need to be adequately funded to suit community needs; and argue for the recreation of a publicly-owned bank.[54] The party supports the implementation of a Green New Deal, which entails investment in renewable energy technology and a revitalisation of Australian manufacturing, as economic stimulus.To support the transition to clean energy, the party calls for growth in lithium mining.[56] The Greens have also proposed plans to boost jobs and apprenticeships in the construction of public housing units as further economic stimulus as well as to address rising homelessness in Australia.Green politicians have campaigned on free undergraduate university (for the first three years) and TAFE, paid for by ending tax avoidance and fossil fuel subsidies.All policies originating from this structure are subject to ratification by the members of the Australian Greens at National Conference.The various Australian states and territories have different electoral systems, all of which allow the Greens to gain representation.Three Greens have become ministers at the state/territory level: Nick McKim and Cassy O'Connor in Tasmania until 2014, and Shane Rattenbury in the ACT to the present.A variety of working groups have been established by the National Council, which are directly accessible to all Greens members.The Greens generally draw support from younger voters with higher than average educational attainment.Much like the Democrats, the Greens have a higher proportion of supporters who are university educated, under 40, identify as professionals in their field, are small business owners, and earn above the national average wage.For the 2015-2016 financial year, the top ten disclosed donors to the Greens were: Graeme Wood ($500,000), Duncan Turpie ($500,000), Electrical Trades Union of Australia ($320,000), Louise Crossley ($138,000), Anna Hackett ($100,000), Pater Investments ($100,000), Ruth Greble ($35,000), Minax Uriel Ptd Ltd ($39,800) and Chilla Bulbeck ($30,000). .

How Australia's Greens Are Winning a Left-Wing Vote in the Heart of

There’s a common sense among the Twitter left that Scott Morrison won big in Queensland because the majority of people here are quite conservative.The best way to illustrate this is to point out that in the early 1980s, something like 50 percent of people were members of a trade union, giving them a sort of genuine social connection to the Labor Party.So, when you go door knocking, you encounter people with leftover ideological residues from Labor or the Liberals, but who no longer have any connection with them.For example, in the [2019] federal election campaign, I spoke to a man who started by telling me, “You won’t like me, but I think Tony Abbott was too left-wing.”.Our training prepares us to talk to all voters, including those who usually support Labor, Liberals, or even One Nation.He felt betrayed by Labor — he told me the privatization of essential services had been a bloody mistake.I mentioned the need to bring dental care into Medicare [Australia’s universal, public health system], which he thought was a great idea.It’s just that there are no political parties that can organize around people’s material interests, to build power and to make demands which can politicize them in a progressive way. .

List of political parties in Australia

The Parliament of Australia has a number of distinctive features including compulsory voting, with full-preference instant-runoff voting in single-member seats to elect the lower house, the Australian House of Representatives, and the use of the single transferable vote to elect the upper house, the Australian Senate.Other parties tend to perform better in the upper houses of the various federal and state parliament since these typically use a form of proportional representation.The other group is a conservative grouping of parties that are in coalition at the federal level, as well as in New South Wales, but compete in Western Australia and South Australia.Although this group has changed its nomenclature, there has been a general continuity of MPs and structure between different forms of the party.The Nationals contest a limited number of seats and do not generally directly compete with the Liberal Party.Its ideology is generally more socially conservative than that of the Liberal Party.In 1987, the National Party made an abortive run for the office of prime minister in its own right, in the Joh for Canberra campaign.However, it has generally not aspired to become the majority party in the coalition, and it is generally understood that the prime minister of Australia will be a member of either the Labor or Liberal parties.On two occasions (involving Earle Page in 1939, and John McEwen from December 1967 to January 1968), the deputy prime minister, the leader of the National Party (then known as the Country Party), became the prime minister temporarily, upon the death of the incumbent prime minister.Arthur Fadden was the only other Country Party, prime minister.He assumed office in August 1941 after the resignation of Robert Menzies and served as prime minister until October of that year.The Country Liberal Party was formed in 1978 when the Northern Territory gained responsible government.Historically, support for either the Coalition or the Labor Party was often viewed as being based on social class, with the upper and middle classes supporting the Coalition and the working class supporting Labor.This has been a less important factor since the 1970s and 1980s when the Labor Party gained a significant bloc of middle-class support and the Coalition gained a significant bloc of working-class support.The two-party duopoly has been relatively stable, with the two groupings (Labor and Coalition) gaining at least 70% of the primary vote in every election since 1910 (including the votes of autonomous state parties). .

Vote Compass reveals Australia's most left-leaning and right-leaning

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Green party

Green parties exist in nearly 90 countries around the world; many are members of Global Greens.The first political party to use the name "Green" seems to have been the Lower Saxon "Green List for Environmental Protection", founded Sept. 1, 1977.They were founded in 1980 and have been in coalition governments at state level for some years.They were in federal government with the Social Democratic Party of Germany in a so-called Red-Green alliance from 1998 to 2005.The Australian Greens supported a Labor minority government from 2010 to 2013, and have participated in several state governments.Green parties now exist in most countries with democratic systems: from Canada to Peru; from Norway to South Africa; from Ireland to Mongolia.There is Green representation at national, regional and local levels in many countries around the world.Most of the Green parties are formed to win elections, and so organize themselves by the presented electoral or political districts.Support [ edit ].Alliances [ edit ].Depending on local conditions or issues, platforms and alliances may vary.A Red-Green alliance is an alliance between Green parties and social democratic parties.On 13 June 2007, the Irish Green Party, represented by six members of parliament or TDs, agreed to go into a coalition government for the first time in their history, with Fianna Fáil and the Progressive Democrats (the Progressive Democrats later dissolved as a party, though their members remained in parliament).They lost all of their six seats in the following month's general election, but won two in the 2016 general election, and twelve seats in the 2020 general election, and entered government again in June 2020.[13] The Australian Greens hold 10 seats in the Australian Senate and one seat in the Australian House of Representatives.Since 2004, they have received more votes than any other third party in every federal election.This is the first time the Greens have won a Lower House seat at a general election (although they have previously won two seats at by-elections).In countries following British-style 'first past the post' electoral rules, Green parties face barriers to gaining federal or provincial/regional/state seats.In the 2008 ACT election in Australia, the Greens won 15.6% of the vote, winning 4 out of 17 seats.[21] In 2011, the party became the first political party in Lebanon to elect a female leader when Nada Zaarour was elected its president.The Green Party Taiwan was founded in 1996.Europe [ edit ].The first green parties in Europe were founded in the late 1970s, following the rise of environmental awareness and the development of new social movements.Belgium had Green members of parliament elected first in the 1970s, and with seats on the local council, held the balance of power in the city of Liege, so were the first to go into coalition with the ruling party on that council.In 1979 political campaigns and dissident groups feeling underrepresented in west German politics formed a coalition to contest the 1979 elections to the European Parliament.Although they did not win any seats, the groups in this association formally agreed to become a party and won a breakthrough in the German national elections of 1983.They were not the first Green Party in Europe to have members elected nationally but the impression was created that they had been, because they attracted the most media attention.Since its foundation in 1980 and merger with Alliance 90 after the German reunification, Kelly's party, now named Alliance '90/The Greens, has become one of Europe's most important Green parties.In 1984 Greens agreed a common platform for the European Parliament Elections and the first Green Members of the European Parliament were elected here.After years of co-operation between the national Green parties, they formed a pan-European alliance that unites most European Green parties.The Greens are a party within the European parliament with 46 seats, as of June 2009.While on many issues European Greens practice the same policies, one issue divides European Green parties: the European Union.Some Green parties have been part of governing coalitions.It was previously in a coalition government with Fianna Fáil from 2007 until January 2011 when the party withdrew their support for the ruling coalition.Other significant electoral results for European green parties include Germany's Alliance '90/The Greens in the 2002 federal election and France's Europe Ecology – The Greens in the 2012 legislative election, in which they both won more seats than any other third party.In some countries Greens have found it difficult to win any representation in the national parliament.The party is one of the participants in the Peoples' Democratic Congress, a political initiative instrumental in founding the Peoples' Democratic Party in 2012.Only May won re-election to the 42nd parliament.There remains no federal representation by the Green Party of the United States in the U.S.

Congress.The first Green parties in Canada (both federal and provincial) were founded in 1983.[29] This is up from one seat (later two) and 3.91% won in the 2015 federal election.Since that time former Green Party of British Columbia leader, and deputy-leader of the federal Green party, Adriane Carr won the Greens' first seat on Vancouver City Council, in 2011 municipal elections.United States [ edit ].Since then, the Green Party of the United States has claimed electoral victories at the municipal, county and state levels.In 2000, Nader received more votes for president than any Green Party candidate before or since.In the 2014 presidential election the Green Party's candidate Eduardo Jorge received 0,61% of the vote. .

Kerevi makes Australia's sevens squad, Green left out

SYDNEY, July 2 (Reuters) - Former Wallabies centre Samu Kerevi has been included in Australia's rugby sevens squad for the Tokyo Olympics but Ellia Green missed out on selection for the women's team that will defend the title they won in Rio.Fiji-born Kerevi, who moved to Japan after the last Rugby World Cup but returned to Australia this year to join the sevens programme, was one of three uncapped players named in the 12-man party headed for Tokyo on Saturday.Women's squad - Shannon Parry, Sharni Williams, Faith Nathan, Dominique Du Toit, Emma Tonegato, Evania Pelite, Charlotte Caslick, Madison Ashby, Tia Hinds, Sariah Paki, Demi Hayes, Maddison Levi. .

Green Turtle

WWF works to develop alternative livelihoods so that local people are no longer dependent on turtle products for income. .

Richard Di Natale says Greens group that wants end to capitalism

The Greens leader, Richard Di Natale, has hit back at a new hard left group within his party’s rank and file with a stated aim of bringing about the end of capitalism – telling them to consider finding a new political home.The split is between those who believe the organisation who should stay as protest party and those who believe the Greens should move towards a party of government.“The Greens have never had factions and, like the overwhelming majority of Greens members and voters, I will never support going down the Labor route of establishing formal factions within the party,” Di Natale said.The message claimed there was already a culture of factionalism in the Greens.“We are a tendency within the Greens NSW which looks to return the party to its radical roots and away from the opportunistic push which places our party’s principles in jeopardy,” the message said.As well as calling for the end of capitalism, the group’s statement of principles calls for the end of artificial borders and global imperialism and it rejects consensus between business and environmental groups to work towards solutions on climate change. .

Progressive Populism Has Transformed Australia Before — It Could

To shed light on the question, it’s worth revisiting two examples of progressive populism from Australia’s history — the 1940 and 1972 electoral campaigns led by Labor’s John Curtin and Gough Whitlam, respectively.Two of the nation’s most transformative Labor prime ministers, John Curtin and Gough Whitlam, succeeded by building a political program combining recognition and redistribution.By appealing to all Australians through a material politics of redistribution as well as an extension of recognition to previously excluded social groups, Curtin led Labor to its greatest ever victory at the 1943 election.Gough Whitlam’s 1972 “It’s Time” electoral campaign also had a progressive populist focus on fairer economic distribution and recognition that, backed by social movements, swept away twenty-three years of conservative rule.There was a genuinely egalitarian politics of distribution to Whitlam’s program centered around “cities, schools and hospitals.” He followed through with a blizzard of reforms that led to real, material gains for workers.These included acts providing for universal health care, free tertiary education, national standards of equal pay, and four weeks’ annual leave.His government passed the Racial Discrimination Act, took steps toward granting Aboriginal people land rights, and introduced a single mothers’ benefit and no-fault divorce while championing the decriminalization of homosexuality.Though Whitlam was not much of a protester himself, it’s unsurprising that his rise to office came off the back of burgeoning movements: women’s and gay liberation, Aboriginal land rights, environmental and antiwar, as well as surging trade unions.In recent years, the QLD Greens have successfully combined populist positioning, a platform offering material gains for ordinary people, and movement building.The campaign returned Greens MP Michael Berkman with a 14 percent swing in Maiwar, while Amy MacMahon won the seat of South Brisbane away from Labor’s Jackie Trad. .


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