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.

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All violence in Israel Palestine must stop

09 Jul 2014

Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne has raised deep concerns about the recent escalation of violence in the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine.

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Christine Milne: Peter Greste - we stand with you

09 Jul 2014

The Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, addresses the senate to speak in support of Australian journalist Peter Greste and for freedom of the press around the world.

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Adjournment speech: escalating attacks in Gaza and the West Bank

09 Jul 2014

Lee attacks both government and opppostion for their silence on the issue of ongoing violence against Palestinians in the occupied territories. 

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Christine Milne: We must never send persecuted people back to their persecutors

08 Jul 2014

The Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, speaks to an urgency motion in the Senate about the Abbott government's continued secrecy over the interception and transfer of asylum seekers.

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Greens Leader Christine Milne demands truth on asylum seekers

02 Jul 2014

Greens Leader Christine Milne asks Tony Abbott: "Are you going to return the persecuted to the persecutors? Australians need to know."

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Greens Move To Give Parliament Authority To Deploy Troops

24 Jun 2014

Greens move to give Parliament authority for Australia to send troops to war under the Defence Amendment (Parliamentary Approval of Overseas Service) Bill 2010

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Greste's shocking show trial, PM Abbott must put all diplomatic options on the table - Milne

23 Jun 2014

Greens Leader Christine Milne says the Prime Minister should immediately intervene with the Egyptian President and consider all diplomatic options regardless of any avenues of appeal being followed by the Greste legal team. "This has been a shocking show trial. It is a terrible day, not only for Peter Greste and his family but for the free press across the world," Senator Milne said.

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Labor party joins Abbott government in weak position on illegal settlements

18 Jun 2014

Greens Leader Christine Milne has expressed disappointment at a likely split within the Labor party, on the use of the UN accepted term ‘Occupied Palestinian Territories' for the illegal settlements built after 1967, which contravene the Fourth Geneva Convention.

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Parliament Should Approve Any Troop Deployment: Bandt

16 Jun 2014

The Greens today gave notice of a Bill in the House of Representatives requiring parliamentary approval of deploying Australian troops overseas.

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Mr Abbott and Mr Shorten must rule out third Iraq war – Greens Leader

13 Jun 2014

Greens Leader Christine Milne has called on Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten to rule out sending Australian troops to Iraq for a third war. "Unilateral military action is exactly how Iraq got into this mess in the first place," Greens Leader Christine Milne said.

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