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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PM Abbott a coal lobbyist at international negotiations

26 Mar 2015

Greens Leader Christine Milne says it's no surprise that Australian officials have been instructed to try to protect fossil fuel subsidies at the OECD.

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Greens caution Cabinet on China bank

23 Mar 2015

Tony Abbott's Cabinet is expected to make a formal decision to sign Australia up to the new Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank on Monday, but the Greens say tighter environmental and human rights standards must be agreed to first.

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Greens honour service of ADF in Afghanistan

21 Mar 2015

The Australian Greens today join the community in honouring the service of the men and women who served in Afghanistan as part of Operation Slipper and welcome them home.

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Christine Milne: The Parliament should to decide troop deployments, not the PM [Motion]

16 Mar 2015

The Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, moves a Senate motion calling on the government to support legislation that enables the Parliament to decide when Australian troops are deployed overseas.

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Candlelight vigil for Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran

05 Mar 2015

As a mother of two sons, I find it beyond my capacity to even imagine the horror that the families are feeling, and that Andrew and Myuran are feeling, and what they're having to muster to face what they may have to face.

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LISTEN: Iraq training mission another ill-advised captain’s call

03 Mar 2015

Greens Leader Christine Milne talks with Walter Williams on 2UE, 4BC and radio stations along the east coast about Liberal and Labor combining to deny the Parliament a debate on sending more troops to Iraq, leaving it to Tony Abbott to make another captain’s call.

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Iraq training mission another ill-advised captain’s call

03 Mar 2015

Liberal and Labor combined today to deny the Parliament a debate on sending more troops to Iraq, leaving it to Tony Abbott to make another captain's call, said Greens Leader Christine Milne.

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Christine Milne: 'Iraq training mission another ill-advised captain’s call'

02 Mar 2015

The Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, seeks to suspend standing orders in the Senate to debate Prime Minister Abbott's captain's call to send more troops to Iraq.

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Christine Milne: Why did the NZ Prime Minister announce Australia's latest deployment?

01 Mar 2015

The Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, asks why Prime Minister Abbott allowed the NZ Prime Minister to announce Australia's latest troop deployment to Iraq.

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Christine Milne: PM Abbott must be honest about troop deployments

01 Mar 2015

The Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, responds to an answer provided in Question Time. She calls on Prime Minister Abbott to have the courage to front the Australian people and be honest about how many service men and women will be deployed to Iraq.

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