Our State Policies

Animal Welfare

(Adopted August 2014)  Principles The Queensland Greens believe that: 1. Having respect for all life requires consideration of the needs and inter…

Arts

(Adopted October 2016) Principles The Queensland Greens believe that: 1. The arts, cultural activities and the creative industries (henceforth ter…

Biodiversity & Environment

 (Adopted October 2014) Principles The Queensland Greens believe that: 1. Biodiversity, ecosystems and ecosystem processes maintain the Earth’s life support sys…

Climate Change

(Adopted October 2014)  Principles The Queensland Greens believe that: 1. Climate Change is the single greatest threat to the viability of ecologi…

Coal & Coal Seam Gas

(Adopted October 2014)  Principles The Queensland Greens believe that: 1. The overwhelming scientific evidence of human-induced global warming dem…

Crime Prevention & Judicial Process

(Adopted October 2014) Principles The Queensland Greens believe that: 1. All individuals have a right to a safe, peaceful and ecologically sustainable …

Daylight Saving

(Adopted October 2014)  Principles The Queensland Greens believe that: 1. A trial of daylight saving in Queensland should be followed by a referen…

Democracy

(Adopted October 2015; updated August 2017) Principles The Queensland Greens believe that: 1. Our democratic and electoral institutions should aim to e…

Disability

(Adopted October 2014)  Principles The Queensland Greens believe that: 1. All people have a right to independence, self-determination and choice in their lives.…

Drugs, Substance Abuse & Addiction

(Adopted August 2015; updated February 2017) Principles The Queensland Greens believe that: 1. The use of all drugs, both legal and illegal, has the potential t…

Economics

(Adopted October 2014)  Principles The Queensland Greens believe that: 1. We can achieve an economy that is ecologically sustainable and socially just, in contr…

Education

(Adopted October 2014)  Principles The Queensland Greens believe that: 1. Education is a public good. 2. Education empowers people to live purp…

Energy

(Adopted March 2014; Updated May 2017; Updated July 2018)  Principles The Queensland Greens believe that: 1. The need for lower greenhouse gas emi…

Finance

(Adopted October 2014)  Principles The Queensland Greens believe that: 1. Government finances must be sustainable over the long-term, it is approp…

Fishing

(Adopted August 2014)  Principles The Queensland Greens believe that: 1. Our grandchildren and their grandchildren have the right to eat fish and go fishing.  2…

Flying Fox Policy

(Adopted May 2013)  Principles The Queensland Greens believe that: 1. Flying-foxes act as the only long-range seed disperser and pollinator for a large number o…

Food & Agriculture

(Adopted August 2014)  Principles The Queensland Greens believe that: 1. Agriculture is a vital part of Queensland’s economy and cultural history. 2. Farmers sh…

Gambling

(Adopted August 2014)  Principles The Queensland Greens believe that: 1. Problem gambling is a serious public health issue that negatively affects…

Health

(Adopted October 2014, Updated July 2016)  Principles The Queensland Greens believe that: 1. Health policy should be based on the best medical evi…

Indigenous Queenslanders

(Adopted August 2014)  Principles The Queensland Greens believe that: 1. The lives and situations of Indigenous Queenslanders have not improved, a…

Industrial Relations

(Adopted October 2014)  Principles The Queensland Greens believe that: 1. Collective Bargaining provides the best outcomes for both employers and employees by s…

Law Enforcement

(Adopted October 2014)  Principles The Queensland Greens believe that: 1. All individuals have a right to a safe, peaceful existence, free from cr…

Manufacturing Industry

(Adopted October 2014)  Principles The Queensland Greens believe that: 1. Queensland’s manufacturing sector needs to be ecologically sustainable.  2. Local prod…

Mental Health

(Adopted October 2014)  Principles The Queensland Greens believe that: 1. All people have the right to independence, self-determination, freedom from stigma and…

Mining

(Adopted October 2014)  Principles The Queensland Greens believe that: 1. The consequences of the mining and extractive industries on economic, en…

Planning & Development

(Adopted October 2015)  Principles The Queensland Greens believe that: 1. The overarching principle of Ecological Sustainable Development (ESD) mu…

Public & Rental Housing

(Adopted August 2014)  Principles The Queensland Greens believe that: 1. That every Queenslander has access to appropriate, safe, secure, sustaina…

Reproductive Rights

(Adopted August 2014) Principles The Queensland Greens believe that: 1. Reproductive rights are human rights, embracing rights already recognised in in…

Science & Innovation

(Adopted October 2014)  Principles The Queensland Greens believe that: 1. Science is a critical tool for developing a deeper understanding of our …

Seniors & Aged Care

(Adopted October 2014)  Principles The Queensland Greens believe that: 1. Older people have the right to live with dignity. 2. The skills and life experience of…

Sexuality & Gender Identity

(Adopted May 2018) Principles The Queensland Greens believe that: All people have fundamental human rights and are entitled to equal protection of t…

Small Business

(Adopted October 2014)  Principles The Queensland Greens believe that: 1. Small business is an important mainstay of the Queensland economy, emplo…

Taxation & Revenue

(Adopted October 2014)  Principles The Queensland Greens believe that: 1. Taxes are the price we pay for a civilized society. 2. Taxes and char…

Tourism

(Adopted October 2014)  Principles The Queensland Greens believe that: 1. Tourism is an important service industry and provides a valuable opportu…

Transport

(Adopted August 2014, Updated June 2018)   Principles The Queensland Greens believe that: 1. Transport policy should focus on moving people and go…

Water

(Adopted October 2014) Principles The Queensland Greens believe that: 1.   The health of catchments, rivers, estuaries and ground water systems underpin the hea…

Youth Justice

(Adopted October 2014)  Principles The Queensland Greens believe that: 1. All individuals have a right to a safe, peaceful existence, free from crime and fear o…