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


Make the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement text public

09 Mar 2012

The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) is a trade agreement being negotiated between Australia, the USA, New Zealand, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam.


Join us in thanking the legal team who defeated the Malaysia people swap deal

02 Sep 2011

On Wednesday the High Court made a landmark ruling against Government’s Malaysian people swap deal.

Some people are now criticising the court and the lawyers who took the case. But many Australians want to thank those involved in taking it on.

In fact, they’ve done this on behalf of compassionate Australians who always knew the government’s move was wrong.

Australia should never have entered into a deal with a country where rights could not be guaranteed.

With the majority of Australians outraged over the Malaysia deal, particularly the expulsion of unaccompanied children, this decision is testament the hard work of the legal team led by Debbie Mortimer SC and David Manne.

Please add your thanks to the work of the legal team in upholding the rule of law, and Australia’s obligations to vulnerable people.

Off-shore processing is a policy which defies common sense because it is not a deterrent, is expensive to maintain and merely breaks already fragile people.

It’s time for the major parties to abandon offshore processing.

After 10 years of failed policies, a new approach is needed.

Let the legal team know that there is support for an alternative.


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'.


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.


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.


Petition to condemn the Coalition's fear mongering & vilification of refugees

28 Feb 2013

The Coalition’s immigration spokesperson Scott Morrison has called for a freeze on bridging visas, special ‘behaviour protocols’ for refugees and asylum seekers, and police notifications whenever refu


10 Years on, still no answers on David Hicks.

25 Jun 2012

Ten years ago, the infamous Guantanamo Bay detention camp was established and Australian David Hicks became one of the first inmates.


Demand an end to live exports

05 Sep 2011

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