• The prospect of another military deployment in the Middle East is real. After the strategic failures in Iraq and Afghanistan, the executive cannot be trusted to make that decision alone.

  • "I am devastated, but there is no time to mourn." The Australian Greens leader, Christine Milne, reflects on the repeal of the price on pollution.

  • I’m reading the budget coverage, and I’m starting to feel sick. Thankfully it’s not the kind of sickness that’ll take me to my doctor, as our treasurer wants healthcare to cost more, now. No, it’s just the familiar pang of injustice that I feel so often under our present government.

  • As Victoria rolls out a grassroots doorknocking and phonebanking campaign around the State, lessons from the Tasmanian experience might come in handy. From a single lower-house campaign to a single Senate race to state-wide — it's the new way to organise.

FROM THE CONVENORS

The Australian Greens have challenges ahead as we grow from being the third party in Australian politics to being a party of government. How do we keep to our founding principles as we scale our membership?

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

A wake-up call and a suggested way forward.  Where do The Greens see themselves going?

I’m reading the budget coverage, and I’m starting to feel sick. Thankfully it’s not the kind of sickness that’ll take me to my doctor, as our treasurer wants healthcare to cost more, now. No, it’s just the familiar pang of injustice that I feel so often under our present government.

FROM OUR MPS

As we go to publication, the Abbott Government’s repeal of our clean energy laws is being debated before the Senate.  What happens in Parliament is always fluid but the arrival of the new crossbench means that this is more so.

PARTY NEWS

The Greens often get accused of targeting Labor seats at election times.  The seat of Melbourne, Sydney, Grayndler, Fremantle, Brisbane and Denison (now held by Andrew Wilkie) were all Labor seats vulnerable to the Greens as Labor moves to the right and disappoints its progressive base.

The Australian Greens started in 1992... but before that there was the NSW Greens, who celebrate 30 years this year. Join us for a trip down memory lane...

EMPLOYMENT AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

This position is responsible for coordinating activities related to a government funded program — the Australian Political Parties for Democracy Program (APPDP) — aimed at assisting in improving democracy outside Australia with our focus being on the Asia-Pacific region.

Do you have a commitment to a cleaner economy? Protecting our environment? Building a more caring Australia?

The parliamentary office of the Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, is offering the opportunity to gain first-hand experience behind the scenes of the third force in Australian politics.

AND IN OTHER NEWS…

Kiwis in Australia – remember to Party Vote Green this September back home...

Karin Geradts passed away on 2 June after a short illness. Oh Karin. It still doesn’t seem real. Your passing has been so sudden and unexpected. We will miss you terribly.

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