Chris Johansen | Australian Greens

A view from inside the Australian Human Rights Commission – an ongoing battle for basic human rights

The recent rise of the right in Germany has worried Chris Johansen, as that country has had a strong influence on his life, even before it began

Since late-August Bangladesh has received over 600,000 uninvited refugees, and is trying to look after them. When Australia was threatened with a few thousand uninvited refugees arriving by boat, they sent them to concentration camps in other countries.

As the Federal COALition Government steps up anti-renewable energy rhetoric and action, they are being increasingly ignored by householders and businesses turning to rooftop solar, and now storage batteries.

A huge debt is owed to the indigenous occupants of this continent. The proposed referendum on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders on the constitution offers a step forward in this regard. We need to grasp it.

While state and national governments drag their feet on climate change, many local councils are actually doing something about it

Although The Greens doubled their representation in the Legislative Council in the March 2017 WA state election, we also lost a high-achieving MLC – Lynn MacLaren. 

Visitors to this planet would get the impression that we are really serious about sustainability, if they read about our international Sustainable Development Goals, but would worry about our seriousness if they observed what we actually do.

The recent upsurge in xenophobia, racism and demands for free speech to freely express these sentiments is reminiscent of the 1950s, when the White Australia Policy was in full swing. How, if at all, have we changed?

The term Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) conjures up a wide range of sins but we need to burrow down into the now ambiguous meaning of this term to draw evidence-based conclusions

This book dispels the myth perpetrated over the last 250 years that indigenous Australians were merely uncivilized, itinerant hunter-gatherers, but presents evidence that they extensively farmed and skilfully managed the Australian landscape. It won a 2016 NSW Premier's Literary Award

A reflection on the changing agricultural landscape of south-west WA and what the future may hold