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.

media-releases

Greens condemn backdown on illegal settlements

06 Jun 2014

Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne has spoken out against the increasingly weak position of the Abbott government regarding the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine over the occupied territories.

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Christine Milne: Australia must stand up for democracy in Cambodia [Estimates]

04 Jun 2014

The Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, uses Senate Estimates to ask the Department of Foreign Affairs about the Australian Government's failure to stand up for democracy in Cambodia.

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Senate Estimates: F35 Joint Strike Fighters

03 Jun 2014

In Senate Estimates, Scott Ludlam asks Australia's Chief Air Marshall about our plan to buy 58 F35 Joint Strike Fighters, but where's the money and are they worth it?

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Senate Estimates: What does ASIO know about US drone strikes on Australians?

29 May 2014

Senate Estimates: What does ASIO know about US drone strikes on Australians?

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Senate Estimates: Does Australia care about drones strikes on Australian citizens?

28 May 2014

In November last year, the US killed two Australian citizens in drones attacks in Yemen. But Australia's Attorney General shows no interest  in the legality of drones strikes in non-war time.

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Election deepens uncertainty for journalists jailed in Egypt

26 May 2014

As Egyptians head to the polls today, the Australian Greens say it's crucial that Prime Minister Tony Abbott personally intervenes in the case of jailed journalist Peter Greste and his 19 co-accused.

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Christine Milne: Abbott must seek the immediate release of Peter Greste [Motion]

14 May 2014

The Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, introduces a motion calling on the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister to increase pressure on Egypt to secure the release of Australian journalist, Peter Greste.

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Rajapaksa's praise is Australia's shame

09 May 2014

The Australian Greens are rejecting praise from a visiting member of the Rajapaksa family, saying it was not a "bold move" to withhold support from a UN war crimes investigation, but rather a shameful demonstration that Australia is appeasing the government in Sri Lanka to further Tony Abbott's domestic policies on asylum seekers.

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Greens say Australia should be ashamed of Rajapaksa’s praise

07 May 2014

The Australian Greens say it was not a "bold move" to withhold support from a UN war crimes investigation, but rather a shameful demonstration that Australia is appeasing the government in Sri Lanka to further Tony Abbott's domestic policies on asylum seekers.

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Cancelled Indonesia trip: PM is embarrassment to Australia - Milne

03 May 2014

The Australian Greens say Tony Abbott's cruel refugee policy and Operation Sovereign Borders condemns Australia to a deteriorated relationship with Indonesia.

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