5% emission target is not enough

17 Dec 2008

On Monday, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd raised the white flag of surrender on climate change when he announced an emissions reduction target for Australia of just 5% below 2000 levels (4% below 1990 levels).
On Tuesday, Australians gathered in capital cities to begin the community campaign to tell Kevin Rudd: ‘No surrender on climate change'.


Minister Carr: spend aid to alleviate poverty, not on inhumane detention

18 Dec 2012

The Labor Government has just announced that around $400 million will be cut from foreign aid, and used to fund the cruel indefinite detention of vulnerable people who come to Australia seeking our pr


A Royal Commission investigating the Shen Neng 1

07 Apr 2010

The Greens are calling for a Royal Commission into how the events that lead to the grounding of the coal ship Shen Neng 1 on the Great Barrier Reef occured. Certainly, the coal industry should be held to account, and with plans to expand shipping traffic in this region carrying coal and natural gas exports, this is an urgent situation that must be addressed immediately.

We are asking you to add your voice to this call – sign this petition, and join the thousands of Australians demanding answers, action and accountability from the state and federal governments entrusted with the care of the Great Barrier Reef.


Queensland Forests: too precious to lose

26 Feb 2013

Premier Newman has ripped up the agreement between industry and environment groups forged over decades to protect our remaining native forests, threatening about 2 million hectares in central and Nort


Julia and Tony, get out of the way

16 Jun 2012

The Australian community wants marriage equality in our laws. The Greens get it. Julia & Tony, why don’t you?


Demand an end to live exports

05 Sep 2011

The live exports industry is responsible for the brutal exploitation of animals around the world.


Changes to Youth Allowance

28 May 2009

The Government plans to remove two of the three work eligibility criteria from the Independence Test for Youth Allowance, effective from January 2010.

This impacts greatly on prospective university students who have deferred their studies, embarked upon a gap year and worked in good faith that they would qualify as Independent and be able to leave home to start university.

30,700 students are estimated to be affected by the removal of these work eligibility criteria, and despite the Government's assurances, we are yet to know how many of those 30,700 will be eligible for income support under the changes.


Could you really live on $35 a day, Minister?

02 Jan 2013

The Labor Government started 2013 by taking up to 84,000 single parents who are struggling to find work off parenting support and dumping them on Newstart – or the dole.


No Road Tunnel – Fund public Transport

05 Dec 2011

The Baillieu government is attempting to push ahead with the East-West tunnel previously proposed by the Brumby government and has sought $30 million from Federal Infrastructure Australia for further