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.


Tony Abbott needs to tread carefully on Iraq: Bandt

13 Aug 2014

Parliament must debate and approve any Australian involvement beyond the humanitarian efforts in Iraq, , Greens Acting Leader Adam Bandt said today.


Tony Abbott’s Silence on Israel Deafening

04 Aug 2014

Tony Abbott must do more to stop the conflict in Gaza


Abbott must pressure US to stop providing arms to Gaza conflict: Bandt

03 Aug 2014

 Adam Bandt says Tony Abbott should pressure the United States over its continued arming of the Israeli government during the ongoing conflict in Gaza.


Abbott government must deny extremist entry to Australia

01 Aug 2014

Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne has called on the Abbott government to deny an extremist alleged to have masterminded anti-Muslim violence in Sri Lanka entry to Australia. Gnanasara Thero, who has been instrumental in inciting hatred against religious minorities in Sri Lanka and who is the General Secretary of the extremist Bodu Bala Sena sect, has applied for a visa and intends to tour Australia. Gnanasara Thero has reportedly been denied entry to the UK, France and the US.


Australian MPs take action on Gaza

27 Jul 2014

We the undersigned members of Australian federal and state parliaments, call on all Australian politicians to condemn the ongoing Israeli military bombardment and invasion of Gaza.


Greens call for swift appeal for Peter Greste

25 Jul 2014

With the announcement today that Australian journalist Peter Greste will appeal the Egyptian court's conviction and seven-year sentence, Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne says it is incumbent on the Australian Government to press for a speedy resolution of the appeals process.


Greens condemn attack on UN shelter in Gaza

25 Jul 2014

The Australian Greens say an attack on a UN school, designated as a shelter, makes it clear nowhere in Gaza is safe as long as the fighting continues.


Join Janet at a rally for Gaza

26 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm

Join Melbourne supporters of peace in Gaza to protest for a for the third week against the ground offensive in Gaza. 


Greens call for Gaza ceasefire

18 Jul 2014

As Israeli troops enter Gaza by ground, the Australian Greens are calling on our government to exert its influence to help bring about a ceasefire.


Australia must actively pursue Gaza ceasefire

14 Jul 2014

The Greens want the Australian Government to step up action in support of the UN Security Council's call for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.

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