• It is a sad time but the good that people do lives on after them. And this is truer of Gough Whitlam than almost any other figure in our history. 

  • The Greens' plan for renewables will cause a reduction of greenhouse emissions, more solar on homes, and a blossoming of the wind industry. 

  • A strong health policy in Victoria is vital. We need to direct resources where they are needed most, plan for future growth and provide the best care possible.

  • Policies guide the Greens when they make important decisions — in Parliament, in Councils and during our own meetings. But how are policies developed?

FROM THE CONVENORS

The last few weeks have been a very busy time in the national party as the pointy end of our Constitutional Change process draws closer. A Special National Council was held in Newtown, Sydney in mid-September when delegates from around the country came together for another face to face meeting with the aim of getting closer to consensus on a number of constitutional issues. 

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

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.

So, upon waking up this morning and checking my Facebook newsfeed, one article kept popping up again and again – “Australian Government investment in science reaches 30-year low.” Honestly, I don’t think anyone should be too surprised. 

FROM OUR MPS

Australia’s economic landscape is changing, with or without the Abbott government. The divestment movement proves that Australians won’t be left behind.

PARTY NEWS

Last weekend's Vasse by-election makes WA's fifth election in two years. And the vote just keeps on rising, so they're doing something right!

The new AYG convenors report back newly invigorated from the annual Young Greens National Conference. The Greens do politics differently, they say.

AND IN OTHER NEWS…

Authorities ranging from police to the Australian Taxation Office and even the RSPCA can easily and quickly request ‘metadata’ about your phone calls, emails and movements. Senator Scott Ludlam will discuss this disturbing trend and why every Australian should be concerned about it.

Ask not what your Party can do for you but what you can do for your Party... The Australian Greens are pleased to open nominations for all national positions to be elected in November.

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