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.
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:
• 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.