• Tadhg, aged 2, whose parents Elise and Sally won the right to appear on his birth certificate

    Some days in Parliament the tears well in your eyes. Over the past 10 months of debates on what we are now calling ‘Tadhg’s Law’, the moments when those tears came were usually as I saw gorgeous, loving families trudge yet again into the public gallery of the South Australian Parliament to hear their lives denigrated, dismissed and deliberately ignored by some of their elected representatives.

  • What we do as a community during a natural disaster such as bushfire can make a real difference to those affected.

  • A child's tricycle, burnt by fire

    The winner of our inaugural short story competition, Dear Daddy is an evocative story about one possible future, where a mother and her child battle the heat and dying hope.

  • Australian school girl in uniform

    Happy New Year to teachers, school leaders, support workers, parents and carers across Australia! I hope you manage some rest and down time before the school year kicks off in earnest once again.

FROM THE CONVENORS

A time to give thanks for a year of building skills and preparing for the 2016 election.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

SA MP Tammy Franks and Senator Sarah Hanson-Young

“The history of all times and of today especially, teaches that women will be forgotten if they forget to think about themselves” - Louise Otto

With International Women's Day and in an Election Year, let's talk about women in Parliament.

A surveillance camera pointing at a laptop

The Turnbull Government’s society wide, mandatory data retention has been in force for just under two months. Have you changed how you use the Internet?

FROM OUR MPS

A National Drug Summit is coming up next month at Parliament House. It’s an event I’ve organised with colleagues across the political divide, to crack open a conversation about drug law reform.

PARTY NEWS

In the midst of wonderful news on the environmental front, the NSW Greens have had bad news on the personal front in the form of ill health for one of their MPs.

Across the country, thousands of students attending university Orientation Week (‘O-Week’) will be beginning an exciting and often overwhelming stage of their lives. 

EMPLOYMENT AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

The Greens (WA) are seeking a dynamic, well organised person who is passionate about elections to coordinate the WA election campaign team for the 2016 federal election. 

The Health Policy Adviser will be the Greens’ expert in the field of health policy and will have the opportunity to shape our priorities, campaigns and relationships in this key policy area.

The Health Policy Adviser will provide legislative analysis as well as analysis of policies of other parties and organisations, advise on the development of positions and initiatives within the framework of Greens policy, maintain key relationships in the health sector as required by Senator Di Natale and report to the Policy and Strategy Director.  A key part of the role is the development of strategies to best communicate our health message - policies and priorities - to a wide audience.
 
The position is available to be based in Melbourne, Victoria or Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, but will require regular inter-state travel from either location.

AND IN OTHER NEWS…

Are you a Greens member between 21 and 35 and enthusiastically watching the US Democratic primaries? How would you feel about a two-week trip to a swing state and Washington DC for the election itself?

Are you interested in participating in the Asia Pacific Greens Australian Study Tour for 2016? It's all about sharing what we've learned and learning from others in our great green network.

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