1 in 3 Australians lives outside the capital cities, but all too often, the needs of the bush are forgotten.
Regional Australians are under pressure like never before. Big mining companies are trashing our best land and water, and farmers and food manufacturers are struggling to survive against the rising tide of cheap imported food. People in the bush miss out on access to vital services, but are already feeling the impact of global warming.
The Greens stand with regional Australians for fair access to health, education and telecommunication services, keeping farmers on the land and creating jobs in clean energy.
Care for the land
Global warming poses the biggest challenge that rural and regional Australia has ever faced, with the increasing intensity of droughts, severe weather events and bushfires.
The Greens are leading efforts to reduce the threat of global warming and help communities in regional Australia adapt to the changing climate, including through innovation and increased investment in agricultural R&D.
Unlike Labor, Liberal and National, Greens stand with farmers and rural communities saying no to coal and gas mining destroying our land and water. We will stop new gas mine approvals and give landholders the right to say no to mining on their land.