Foreign Affairs & Defence

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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UK example shows need for Greens’ War Powers reform

02 Sep 2013

The defeat of the British Prime Minister's motion on military intervention in Syria in the House of Commons and President Obama taking the matter to Congress highlights the importance of strengthening Australia's democracy - by making military action subject to a vote in parliament.

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Greens Leader's statement on Syria

26 Aug 2013

Australian Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne has expressed her horror at the violence in Syria and has urged the international community to work for a diplomatic resolution to the on-going conflict.

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Greens Congratulate Dr. Cynthia Maung on Sydney Peace Prize

24 Aug 2013

Greens Congratulate Dr. Cynthia Maung on Sydney Peace Prize 

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Labor makes wild claim Snowden and Manning are “not whistleblowers” as it defends spying on citizens

14 Aug 2013

The claim by Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus that Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning are not whistleblowers shows Labor’s desperation to justify its attacks on privacy.

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Greens call for medical care for Australia’s Nuclear Veterans

10 Aug 2013

The Australian Greens have called for hundreds of Australian soldiers who were exposed to radiation from British nuclear bomb testing in the 1950s and ‘60s to automatically receive Veterans' Gold Card health care.

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Australian Government must demand an inquiry into Cambodian election

01 Aug 2013

Australian Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne has written to Prime Minister Kevin Rudd asking the government to show leadership in the Asia Pacific region by supporting calls for an independent investigation into election irregularities in last weekend's Cambodian elections. "Prime Minister Rudd should use his diplomatic and foreign affairs credentials by publicly standing up for the principle of free and fair elections in Cambodia," Senator Milne said.

estimates

British Nuclear Tests - 1984-85 Royal Commission

29 Jul 2013

British Nuclear Tests - 1984-85 Royal Commission

media-releases

Talisman Sabre must halt bombing as civilians enter training area

23 Jul 2013

Greens Senator Scott Ludlam says the US bombing of the Great Barrier Reef has sparked two peace protestors to enter the Shoalwater Bay Military Training Area today to disrupt the Talisman Sabre training exercises.

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