• 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

Thanks to you all — this year has been huge for the Australian Greens, successfully contesting elections around the country and negotiating significant changes to our organisation.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

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.

We’re living in a time of renewed Government efforts to intrude, observe and monitor the private lives of ordinary Australians. The state is seeking total transparency for the population and complete secrecy for itself. Senator Scott Ludlam joined the Green Institute to talk about what the Abbott Government’s proposed metadata retention regime will mean for our rights and freedoms in Australia.

FROM OUR MPS

Senator Christine Milne at the COP in Lima

Tony Abbott has tried to buy his way into relevance at the international climate change conference in Lima. But it may not work.

PARTY NEWS

Wow! What a campaign! We won Melbourne and we're looking to increase our seats in the upper house. We couldn't have done it without you.

EMPLOYMENT AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

The National Campaign Coordinator plays a critical role in preparing the Party for federal election campaigns.

The position also undertakes national level organisation for issue based campaigns in between federal elections and liaises regularly with the Greens federal MPs.

Senator Larissa Waters' office is seeking a community campaigner. The Campaigner will develop and implement field campaigning strategies and actions (i.e. door- knocking, stalls, events, etc.) and engage in digital campaigning.

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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