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.

speeches-in-parliament

Christine Milne: Australia must support the international investigation into war crimes in Sri Lanka

25 Mar 2014

The Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, uses a speech in the Senate to call on the Abbott government to support the international investigation into war crimes in Sri Lanka. 

motions

Christine Milne: Sombath Somphone's disappearance must be investigated [Motion]

25 Mar 2014

The Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, uses a motion in the Senate to call on the Laotian Government to investigate the disappearance of Mr Sombath Somphone.

motions

Christine Milne: Conflict in South Sudan [Motion]

18 Mar 2014

The Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, introduces a motion to the Senate calling for the Australian Government to promote constructive dialogue between the groups involved in the South Sudanese conflict.

motions

Christine Milne: Australia must promote reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka [Motion]

18 Mar 2014

The Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, introduces a motion into the Senate calling for the release of Ms Balendra Jeyakumari from detention in Sri Lanka and for the Australian Government to support the US resolution relating human rights in Sri Lanka at the upcoming meeting of the UNHRC.

speeches-in-parliament

Christine Milne: Will Australia support a UN inquiry into the Cambodian election?

17 Mar 2014

The Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, uses Question Time in the Senate to ask about the Foreign Minister's visit to Cambodia and whether the Australian Government will support a United Nations independent inquiry in to the irregularities that marred the 2013 Cambodian election.

questions-on-notice

Questions on the Transport of Radioactive Materials in Australia

04 Mar 2014

With reference to the transport of radioactive materials within Australia, and those materials imported, exported and moved in transit:

(1) Does the department compile separate electronic records of such transports; if so, can details be provided of the information which is recorded (for example, sender, sender’s address, recipient, recipient’s address, date of transport, type of cask, quantity of radioactive material) and over which period of time.

questions-on-notice

Questions on Pine Gap role in Drone Deaths

04 Mar 2014

Scott asks: "On what basis does Australia claim its involvement through the Pine Gap base is lawful under both domestic International law"

Government replies: "All activities are in accordance with Australian Law"

 

video

Digital Rights and Dismal Governments - Senator Scott Ludlam

04 Mar 2014

"To most people, national security does not include spying on the Timorese government with the aim of strengthening the hand of Australian gas corporations." 

media-releases

PM Abbott’s silence failing Australian Peter Greste

27 Feb 2014

It has been revealed in Senate Estimates this morning that Prime Minister Tony Abbott is breaking with his own precedent in continuing to stay silent on the plight of Australian journalist Peter Greste.

media-releases

PM Abbott must condemn Ugandan anti-gay laws and provide asylum – Greens

27 Feb 2014

The Australian Greens want Prime Minister Tony Abbott to join President Barack Obama and others around the world in condemning new laws in Uganda that outlaw homosexuality with sentences of life imprisonment.

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