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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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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Storage of Russian Nuclear Material

23 Apr 2014

The Senator checks up on the status of inspections of Russia's Nuclear facilities.

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Fact-finders for uranium mining in Greenland?

23 Apr 2014

With a recent fact-finding delegation comprised of Ministers and Members of the Greenland Parliament, and the apparent possibility of uranium mining in Greenland, the Senator asked a few simple questions.

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Australian Uranium sales to the UAE

23 Apr 2014

Australia has an agreement that seeks to facilitate Uranium sales with the United Arab Emirates. Scott asks a few pointed questions on the status of the agreement.

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Uranium sales to India

23 Apr 2014

The government is doing its best to sell uranium to India. Scott asks exactly what safeguards we've got againt it becoming a weapon, and how such trade balances with our non-proliferation agreements.

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PM Abbott must do more to help bring Greste home

11 Apr 2014

Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne is deeply disappointed that Australian journalist Peter Greste has again been denied bail by an Egyptian court.

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Op-ed: Australia must act beyond self-interest

27 Mar 2014

If we needed any more evidence that a large part of the Abbott government's foreign affairs agenda is motivated purely by domestic power games over refugees, we need look no further than the current session of the UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva.

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QON- Attorney General answers: all the internet surveillance that we admit to allowing is legal

26 Mar 2014

Edward Snowden's leaks raised some very serious questions about the 97% of our internet communications that are carried by submarine cables. At the point where the cables reach the land, they are spliced by NSA and other agencies, and the entire contents of the web is sent back to whatever place the US is keeping all this information. Senator Ludlam asks some serious questions about the legality of this practise and other aspects of our surveilllance state.

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Labor blocks Senate motion on illegal settlements

26 Mar 2014

The UN General Assembly last year proclaimed 2014 the International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, yet illegal settlements continue to be built on the West Bank with little criticism from Australia.

Attempting to move a motion in the Senate this week, Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne said:

"It is disgraceful that when in Israel recently the Foreign Minister Julie Bishop questioned whether the unlawful settlements were in fact illegal at all.

 

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