Our Policies

A Future For All of Us

We all have a right to a job, a home, an education, a voice in our parliament and a healthy planet to live on. Our democracy must work to ensure that these righ…

Agriculture

Sustainable agriculture is fundamental to supporting rural communities, which are a vital part of Australian society, and to ensuring a healthy, sustainable, se…

Animals

The way we treat animals reflects how we treat ourselves and our society. The Greens will work towards ending unnecessary animal cruelty. Principles The A…

Arts and Culture

Principles The Australian Greens believe that: Artistic and cultural expression and engagement are fundamental aspects of social wellbeing. Access to diverse an…

Banking and finance

Principles The Australian Greens believe that: Australia’s banking sector is among the most concentrated in the world, and requires Government intervention to e…

Biological Diversity

Principles The Australian Greens believe that: Biodiversity, ecosystems and ecosystem processes maintain Earth’s life support systems, including the climate sys…

Children and Young People

Principles The Australian Greens believe that: Children and young people have a right to a loving and nurturing environment which is free of physical, emotional…

Climate Change and Energy

The climate challenge is also an opportunity to transform Australia into a carbon-neutral powerhouse that creates new jobs and a cleaner planet. Principles …

Community Participation and Civil Society

Community participation in decision-making should be an ongoing process, and participants should be free of the fear of retribution. Principles The Austra…

Constitutional Reform and Democracy

Parliament should serve the best interest of all Australians, not just those who can afford to buy influence. Principles The Australian Greens believe t…

Corporate Governance

Corporate activity should consider the concerns and interests of all stakeholders — shareholders, employees, business partners and society. Principles The…

Disability

People with disability, their families and carers, should be able to actively participate in policy, service planning and delivery. Principles The Austral…

Drugs, Substance Use and Addiction

Harm minimisation policies are those directed towards reducing the adverse health, social and economic consequences of drug or substance use. Principles T…

Early Childhood Education and Care

Principles The Australian Greens believe that: Care for children is the responsibility of society as a whole. The quality of care received by babies and childre…

Economic Justice

The economy must be equitable, serve the needs of everyone and provide the best chance to meet the challenges of the future. Principles The Australian Gre…

Education

A strong public education system is key to investing in the next generation and building a fair, successful and cohesive society. Principles The Australia…

Employment and Workplace Relations

Principles The Australian Greens believe that: Australia must have a fair and equitable industrial relations system for all workers All people must have the rig…

Ending Corporate Influence

Labor and Liberal parties are putting the interests of their big corporate donors such as the fossil fuel industry ahead of the rest of us. Corporations are not…

Environmental Principles

Principles The Australian Greens believe that: Human beings are part of the natural world, and all forms of life on Earth deserve our respect. Human society dep…

First Nations Peoples

First Nations People have a unique relationship with the land and water, and their rights and obligations as custodians must be respected. Principles The …

Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women

Principles The Australian Greens believe that: Women have the right to equal respect, responsibilities, opportunity and rewards in society. Women have the right…

Genetically Modified Organisms

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs), their products, and the chemicals used to manage them, may pose unacceptable threats to ecosystems. Principles The …

Global Economics

Principles The Australian Greens believe that: A global economic system that promotes environmental sustainability, human rights and a decent standard of living…

Global Governance

The leading role of multilateral organisations in the maintenance of international peace and security must be recognised and respected. Principles The Aus…

Health

Everyone has the right to timely, quality health care. The fairest, most efficient way to achieve this is a well-resourced public system. Principles The A…

Housing

New developments should be environmentally sound, close to employment and public transport, and should facilitate community interaction. Principles The Au…

Human Rights

Principles The Australian Greens believe that: Universal human rights are fundamental and must be respected and protected in all countries and for all people. E…

Immigration and Refugees

Australia has humanitarian and legal obligations to accept refugees and reunite families. Australian society benefits from immigration. Principles The Aus…

International Relations

Principles The Australian Greens believe that: Australia must act diplomatically to promote peace, democracy, ecological sustainability, equity and jus…

Justice

Principles The Australian Greens believe that: All Australians have a right to a safe, peaceful and ecologically sustainable existence, free from crime and fear…

Marine and Coastal Areas, and Fisheries

Ecosystems-based management is the most sustainable and appropriate model for the management of Australia's marine territories. Principles The Australian …

Media and Communications

Freedom and diversity of the press, and accessible media and communications systems are integral to a successful democratic society. Principles The Austra…

Multiculturalism

All people, regardless of ethnicity, culture, religion, language or place of birth, have equal rights economically, socially and culturally. Principles Th…

Natural Resources: Forests and Mining

Manage resources taking into account intergenerational equity, biodiversity conservation and respect for traditional ownership. Principles The Australian …

Nuclear and Uranium

No nuclear power, weapons or mining. Future generations must not be burdened with toxic nuclear waste for which there is no safe disposal. Principles The …

Older People

Principles The Australian Greens believe that: Older people have an equal right to participate in social, economic and political aspects of life and to maintain…

Overseas Aid

Principles The Australian Greens believe that: Australia has a responsibility to contribute to ending global poverty, fostering human rights, promoting gender e…

Peace and Security

Principles The Australian Greens believe that: Genuine security rests on cooperation, fair economic and social development, environmental sustainability, and re…

Planning and Transport

Pollution, climate change and decades of neglect mean major upgrades are urgently required to our transport infrastructure. Principles The Australian Gree…

Population

Principles The Australian Greens believe that: The current level of population, population growth and the way we produce and consume are outstripping environmen…

Science and Research

Principles The Australian Greens believe that: Science is essential for developing a deeper understanding of our planet and the universe. Government has an impo…

Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex

Principles The Australian Greens believe that: All people have fundamental human rights and are entitled to equal protection of the law without any discriminati…

Social Services

A socially just, democratic and sustainable society requires the provision of an adequate income and essential services for all its citizens. Principles T…

Sport and Physical Recreation

Principles The Australian Greens believe that: Sport and physical recreation are essential elements of the culture of many Australians. Sport and physical recre…

Waste

Waste management policy should adopt a zero waste goal to conserve natural resources for future generations. Principles The Australian Greens believe that…

Water and Inland Aquatic Environments

Principles The Australian Greens believe that: Access to clean and adequate water is fundamental to life. All Australians should be guaranteed a minimum supply …

World Class Social Services

The Greens are a party of essential services, not tax cuts. Our progressive tax system ensures that every Australian has access to the services they need and th…