Support our children by boosting the number of qualified early childcare teachers

17 Jan 2013

As parents, we expect that the people caring for and educating our children will be well qualified. Currently this just isn’t the case and it needs to be fixed.


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


Julia & Tony, get out of the way

29 Sep 2010

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


High speed rail: get on board

28 Nov 2012

Today I released a report that identifies $48 billion in benefits to the Australia


Send a backyard message to Batman

20 Jul 2009

It's easy to approve a new uranium mine when it is out of mind and out of sight - but just because we don't see a place every day doesn't mean that we should risk ruining it forever.

That's how the Environment Minister Peter Garrett and Resources Minister Martin Ferguson are able to approve environmentally destructive projects like General Atomics new Beverley 4 Mile mine, 500 kilometres north of Adelaide.

The Australian Government allows our uranium to be sold to nuclear weapon states such as China. Uranium sold for nuclear power frees up uranium for nuclear weapons so our exports directly or indirectly fuel growing nuclear instability and threats across our region and around the world.

That's why it's important to let our politicians know, in their own backyards, that this massive expansion of uranium mining must stop.

With your help, we are proposing to send the postcard message below to every of the 87,930 voters in Batman electorate, the backyard of the Resources Minister Martin Ferguson.

For every signature we receive here, one postcard will be sent to a resident in this electorate, with the following message:


I want to know where my food comes from

25 Jan 2013

Last year the Greens launched a bill to reform Country of Origin Labelling to provide a level playing field for our farmers, by making it easy for you to identify Australian grown food when you’re sho


Bring dental care into Medicare

07 Feb 2012

One in three Australians say they can’t afford to go to the dentist, or delay going to the dentist because of the cost.


Petition for Equal Pay for the community sector

08 Dec 2010

The Australian Services Union, on behalf of 200,000 workers in the Social and Community sector, has lodged an Equal Remuneration Order (ERO) with Fair Work Australia. The ERO seeks to address the wage inequality between workers in the community sector as compared to those in similar roles within Government and For-Profit sectors. The Union is asking for pay rises of between 14-50%, bringing the predominantly female industry to parity with the Government and the for-profit sector.

Workers driving the Campaign for Equal Pay are those in the Social and Community Sector – careers, disability support workers, youth workers, counsellors and domestic violence support workers. 87% of workers in this sector are women, most in low-paid jobs, providing invaluable support to some of the most vulnerable people in our community in what are intellectually and emotionally strenuous roles. These workers fall under the Social and Community Sector (SACS) award classification.


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