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

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

  • 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. 

  • Imagine a citizen-owned solar thermal plant, providing renewable energy and jobs. That's the aim with the People's Climate March being organised this September.

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

The climate emergency is dire. The problem is immense. The world is acting and Australia is being driven backwards by our backward-looking Prime Minister and by a political class that is content with 5% tokenism. We cannot win on the climate until the people take the power back. 

PARTY NEWS

As Victoria heads into the last two months of the election, key issues emerging are public transport and family violence. October 18 is planned as a day of action followed by a massive party: book your tickets today.

We're on the right path in NSW: peace rather than war, political transparency rather than corruption, participatory democracy rather than skewed kickbacks for business. Anyone would think we stand by our principles and values.

EMPLOYMENT AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Are you interested in joining the Board of the Green Institute and helping set its direction for the future?  Do you want to be part of an exciting project that creates, inspires and nurtures green thinking?  We are seeking two additional people to join the Board – one needs to have accounting/financial skills and both need to be prepared to contribute o

Green Agenda is an exciting new Green Institute project. It has as its focus the presentation of the intellectual and philosophical case for the Greens into the future. It is a collection of essays, interviews, stories and debate hosted on a dedicated website with the aim of publishing selected contributions in book form late in 2015. 

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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