• Rachael Jacobs' simple offer to walk with a Muslim woman as they got off a Brisbane train on Monday sparked a social media campaign under the hashtag #illridewithyou.

  • Sam Hibbins with volunteers

    The campaign in Prahran has made Australian history. The first lower-house seat for the Greens taken from a sitting Liberal. But who is the man in front of the campaign? 

  • As fervent defenders of social justice, the enormous difficulties confronting child protection in Australia should be of great interest to we Greens as we move into 2015. It’s time we tackled these issues head on.

  • Giant Christmas Bauble in City Square Melbourne. Image cc-by-sa Scott Sandars

    No matter what your religious or irreligious beliefs, there's no getting away from it — life gets tinselly around this time of year.

FROM THE CONVENORS

2015 is off to a quick start: a snap election in Queensland on the one hand and the hard slog of redrafting by-laws on the other. 

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Monica Seeber with adopted greyhound Bruce

There’s just something about greyhounds that people respond to. Unfortunately I don’t think it’s because of their good looks or charming personalities.

Photo of Martin Place, Sydney by Flickr user RubyGoes cc-by 2.0

What lessons can we learn from the Sydney 'siege' about gaps in community mental healthcare systems? Difficult questions need to be asked.

FROM OUR MPS

Scientists have confirmed it: 2014 was the hottest year on record. We need more action on climate change, not less.

PARTY NEWS

Twenty five days notice — that’s what we, and the people of Queensland, were given by Campbell Newman’s government to prepare for the Queensland State Election.

2014 ended with the glow from the Victorian election; as 2015 begins, the challenge of the NSW election presents us with a new opportunity to demonstrate the growing popularity of the Greens and to build on that success.

EMPLOYMENT AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

In 2016, the Greens aim to win more seats in federal parliament but we can’t execute our ambitious campaign plan without a sustainable source of income.

As part of our call centre team — based in Melbourne, Victoria, you will work together to grow our fundraising program and donation income across all States, commencing with NSW (ahead of their State Election in March this year).

  • Part Time, 30 hours per week
  • Salary $38,413/annum ($48,017 pro-rata)

Working as the Australian Greens spokesperson for the portfolios of Women; Environment and Biodiversity; Resources and Mining, Senator Waters and her small team reaches out to the community, the parliament and the media, working to instigate political and social action in these policy spaces. Currently active campaigns include protecting the Great Barrier Reef and stopping coal seam gas.

AND IN OTHER NEWS…

“Coal is good for humanity, coal is good for prosperity, coal is an essential part of our economic future, here in Australia, and right around the world,” says Mr Abbott — but the rest of the world is moving in the opposite direction. 

Following National Conference, held over a lovely sunny weekend in Canberra, we're pleased to welcome the new raft of amazing folks who've stepped into office bearer positions for the Party.

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