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.


Parliament should decide on Syria bombing, not Abbott or US

26 Aug 2015

Greens Leader Richard Di Natale says it shouldn't be up to Tony Abbott or the United States to decide if Australia will join air strikes in Syria.


Motion: the role of SAWA in supporting women and children in Afghanistan

25 Aug 2015

Motion acknowleding the work of organisations such as the Support Association for the Women of Afghanistan in supporting women and children in Afghanistan.


Australian Greens' statement on Sri Lankan elections

18 Aug 2015

"The Australian Greens welcome the outcome of the Sri Lankan election, which has seen former president Mahinda Rajapaksa fail to return to power as the country's prime minister," Senator Scott Ludlam said today.



Question Time - Australia's involvement in Iraq and Syria

13 Aug 2015

Scott questions the Abbott Government over negotiations with the US to increase Australia's military role in Iraq and Syria.



Shocking new evidence of ongoing torture and sexual violence in Sri Lanka

30 Jul 2015

Newly documented evidence of torture, sexual violence and harassment of Tamils by officials in Sri Lanka under complete impunity, as recently as July 2015.


Susiya must stand: Australia must break its silence

24 Jul 2015

The Greens have urged Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop to join with her counterparts in the United States and the EU in calling on Israeli authorities to not proceed with the wholesale demolition of the Palestinian village of Kirbet Susiya in the southern West Bank.


Greens statement on the anniversary of the MH17 disaster

17 Jul 2015

Our thoughts today are with the families in Australia and around the world whose lives were so terribly impacted by this event, and whose grief must be all too fresh.




Greens welcome further Australian aid for Nepal

01 May 2015

Greens Leader Christine Milne says Nepal is still in crisis, almost a week after the earthquake hit, and Australia must do more to help.


Greens call for new safeguards to protect against the death penalty

29 Apr 2015

Greens Leader Christine Milne has proposed further actions in response to the Bali Nine executions and says the Australian Parliament must demonstrate its cross-party opposition to the death penalty with better safeguards to protect Australian citizens from state-sanctioned execution overseas.


Statement from Greens Leader Christine Milne on the execution of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran

29 Apr 2015

On behalf of the Australian Greens I express my deepest sympathies to the families and friends of Andrew Chan, Myuran Sukumaran, and the six other people who have been executed in Indonesia overnight.

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