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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Take back torture comments, Senate urges Prime Minister

10 Dec 2013

Prime Minister Tony Abbott will be asked to justify his remarks excusing torture in Sri Lanka following the success of an Australian Greens motion today.

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Motion calling on the Prime Minister to retract his comments on torture

10 Dec 2013

Senators Penny Wright and Lee Rhiannon call on Prime Minister Abbott to affirm the Australian Government's opposition to torture in all circumstances.

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Christine Milne: Safety of Australian aid workers in East Timor

09 Dec 2013

The Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, uses Question Time to ask the Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs about the alleged espionage by spies undercover as aid workers in East Timor and the implication of this allegation on the safety of Australian aid workers around the world. 

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Voted down - Greens motion against Australia's support for illegal Israeli settlements

09 Dec 2013

The Australian Senate today voted down the Green's motion against Australia's support for illegal Israeli settlements.

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Senate supports Colin Russell’s return home

02 Dec 2013

A Greens' motion calling on Tony Abbott to press Russia to abide by an international ruling which would see Colin Russell return home for Christmas, has been passed by the Australian Senate today.

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Christine Milne: Abbott must break silence on Colin Russell [Motion]

02 Dec 2013

The Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, introduces a motion to the senate calling on the Abbott Government to break its silence on Colin Russell.

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Greens Leader on Australia’s relationship with Indonesia

22 Nov 2013

"Australians will be deeply concerned and alarmed at the ongoing deterioration in the relationship between Indonesia and Australia," Greens Leader Christine Milne said.

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Australian Greens on Indonesian suspension of cooperation

20 Nov 2013

The Australian Greens are deeply concerned about implications of the diplomatic crisis that continues with Indonesia.

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