Foreign Affairs

The Greens want an independent Australian foreign policy with relationships with the rest of the world based on mutual respect. We believe that Australia can play an important role in standing up for human rights and democracy for all citizens. We think Australia should play a proactive role in promoting peace and ecological sustainability in the world through strong international agreements.


Christine Milne: Arming militants will not achieve peace in Iraq

03 Sep 2014

The Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, addresses the Senate following Question Time follow up on a question she asked relating to Australia's military involvement in Iraq.


Christine Milne: What is Abbott's plan for Australia's military involvement in Iraq?

03 Sep 2014

The Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, uses Question Time in the Senate to ask the Minister representing the Prime Minister about the Government's plan relating to Australian military involvement in Iraq.


Christine Milne: The Parliament must debate Australian military involvement in Iraq

01 Sep 2014

The Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, moves to suspend standing orders in the Senate to force an urgent debate on Australia's military involvement in Iraq.


Greens call to protect people from being forcibly "disappeared"

30 Aug 2014

On the UN's International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne says Australia must step up to help. "State-sanctioned disappearance is a widespread problem in our region and Australia needs to actively participate in improving this horrible situation," said Senator Milne.


Parliament must debate any military engagement in Iraq - Greens

27 Aug 2014

With reports coming out of the United States of possible Australian military involvement in Iraq and Syria, Greens Leader Christine Milne says it is essential that any decision to deploy our military is brought to the parliament.


Speech: Aid Projects and the Ongoing War in Gaza

26 Aug 2014

Lee condemns the ongoing violence in Gaza and urges support for the role of aid organisations.


Greens call to expedite Peter Greste appeal

22 Aug 2014

Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne is pleased an appeal has been lodged to seek the overturning of the conviction that has locked Australian journalist Peter Greste behind bars in Egypt, calling on the Abbott government to renew its efforts to secure his release as soon as possible.


Tony Abbott needs to tread carefully on Iraq: Bandt

13 Aug 2014

Parliament must debate and approve any Australian involvement beyond the humanitarian efforts in Iraq, , Greens Acting Leader Adam Bandt said today.


Tony Abbott’s Silence on Israel Deafening

04 Aug 2014

Tony Abbott must do more to stop the conflict in Gaza


Abbott must pressure US to stop providing arms to Gaza conflict: Bandt

03 Aug 2014

 Adam Bandt says Tony Abbott should pressure the United States over its continued arming of the Israeli government during the ongoing conflict in Gaza.

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