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About Us

The history and vision of the Queensland Greens.

Our vision

By Drew Hutton, Co-founder of the Queensland and Australian Greens

The philosophy of The Greens upholds a vision of reality based on love of life, respect for nature, its life forms and natural processes, and awareness of the interdependent nature of the world.

All things are connected to the web of life. We recognise that we are part of nature - not above it - and our lifestyles and the continuation of life itself depends on our wise interaction with the biosphere. Our political and economic decisions must be made with this mind.

The policies of the Greens are guided by a long term view of the global future and are founded on the principles as expressed in our Charter.

Our history

The Queensland Greens were founded on 22 September 1991. Locally-based and independent of corporate interests, we are affiliated with the Australian Greens and part of a worldwide network of Greens parties.

Our four guiding principles are:

• non-violence

• social justice

• grass-roots democracy

• ecological sustainability

We believe these qualities are essential for human survival and well-being.

The Green View Other Parties
sustainable economics growth economics
conserver societies consumer societies
decentralised economics centralised economics
decision making by all concerned decisions made by government
encouraging diversity in human and natural systems standardisation of same
long-term thinking and planning short-term thinking and planning
discriminate use and development of science and technology unquestioning acceptance of technological fix
respect for all life forms purely human concerns

We invite you to join us in developing the politics of a healthy future - to become part of the Greens' effort to work for a society that is just, democratic and environmentally sustainable.

Charter and Constitution

The Constitution is the governing document of the Queensland Greens. Together the charter, bylaws, and constitution set out the the principles and philosophy of the Queensland Greens.

Queensland Greens Constitution

Queensland Greens Charter