SA Policies

A Fair Go For Renters

Everyone needs a home where they can feel secure, live comfortably and be part of the community. With so many now locked out of home ownership, affordable an…

A Sustainable Population for SA

A Sustainable Population for SA We can be better without being bigger  South Australia, even with its relatively small population, has a disproportio…

Affordable Housing

Everyone needs a home where they can feel secure, live comfortably and be part of the community. Unfair investment rules for wealthy people have locked gener…

Animal Welfare

The Greens are deeply committed to reducing animal cruelty. We are working with communities across the country to improve the treatment of animals. The way w…

Arts and Culture

South Australia is home to exceptional creative talent across diverse art forms. The Greens value the role of arts and culture in our society and will properly …

Beyond Waste

We’re used to all sorts of trash-talk in politics, but instead of parties rubbishing each other’s policies and principles we want to have a different conversati…

Bridging The Digital Divide

While digital technologies now play a significant role in almost all aspects of life, many South Australians lack basic online access. As a consequence, ther…

Bushfires

A Burning Issue A Better Way to Reduce Bushfire Risk Bushfire risk is part of the Australian landscape. However, extreme fire weather danger has increased…

Caring For Carers

A better way to look after carers Many people in South Australia are caring for a loved one. This valuable role often enables people to live at home rather t…

Cleaning Up Democracy

A Better Way For Democracy Making Sure Our Government Represents People, Not Big Business The corrupting influence of large political donations, espe…

Climate Change and Energy

Our planet is in a climate emergency and it is up to us in the next 10 years to limit global warming to below two degrees above pre-industrial levels. Global wa…

Community Legal Centres

Community Legal Centres (CLCs) provide valuable legal advice and support for thousands of people who would otherwise be on their own. As well as being the fr…

Cost of Living

Getting Bills Under Control A Fairer Way For SA Utility bills are putting increased stress on many households. Power bills have increased dramatically …

Cycling

A Better Way for Cycling Putting Active Transport First Riding a bike, whether for fun or as a means of transport, is not only beneficial for a perso…

Dying With Dignity

The Greens SA do not believe in forcing people to continue to exist in painful or degrading conditions against their will. The Greens SA seek to save and pre…

Early Childhood Education and Care

Quality childcare and preschool has enormous benefits for young children and our community. In a fair society, all families should have access to affordable,…

Education

A strong public education system is key to investing in the next generation and building a fair, successful, and cohesive society. Every Australian child des…

Electoral Reform

Improving Democracy Better Ways to Engage Young People in Public Affairs Young people today live in a digital connected world and are engaged in public af…

Electricity That Doesn't Cost The Earth

Affordable energy is essential for a healthy and comfortable life. Since the privatisation of publicly-owned electricity services in 1999, South Australians’…

Employment and Workplace Relations

Workplace laws should be fair and protect all workers from unjust treatment and unsafe conditions. The Greens view work as something which should be rewardin…

Energy Reliability Now and Into The Future

South Australians expect their homes, public facilities and businesses to have reliable power that operates whenever it is needed. We need the power network …

Environment

Our natural environment A better way to protect and restore biodiversity According to SA State of the Environment Reports, most South Australia’s natural …

Food and Farming

Food and Farming A better way to look after our food production South Australia has some of the best food and wine in the world. Agriculture and food prod…

Health

A better way for a healthier SA Prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure Australia was built on the principle of a fair go for everyone, but we seem…

Industrial Manslaughter

South Australia needs specific laws to protect employees and prevent employers from taking shortcuts that may endanger lives. Industrial Manslaughter is a law t…

Jobs and Prosperity

This policy supports the principles and aims of the Australian Greens national policy on Economics. Principles & background The SA Greens believe: …

Making SA Nuclear-Free

Nuclear weapons are an abomination and must be eliminated! There are none in Australia. Let’s keep it that way. Nuclear power is expensive, dirty and dangero…

Mining

A Better Way To Manage Mineral Resources Mining Responsibly With Benefits To Communities Mining brings both benefits and costs to South Australia.  C…

New Jobs Now

A Better Way for SA Through investing in people and developing the industries of the future we can create jobs and opportunities for all. South Australia’…

Older South Australians

Older South Australians have an equal right to participate in social, economic and political aspects of life and to maintain control over their independence. Th…

Planning

Putting people back into planning A better way to plan South Australia's future Often people only encounter the “Planning System” when they see inappropri…

Power To The People

The Greens back the Solar Citizens’ plan for a state owned energy retailer to service low-income earners, ensuring that power is accessible for all. Power pr…

Putting An End To Pokies

Australia is addicted to pokies. We’re home to 20% of the world's pokie machines - more machines per person than any country in the world - and we feed them $12…

Saving Our Significant Trees

A better way to preserve our environmental heritage For over 20 years, the law has recognised the special place that stately old trees play in our environmen…

Transparent Government

Nothing To Hide A Better Way For More Transparent and Honest Government The South Australian public quite rightly expect their elected leaders to uphold t…

Transport

Moving people faster A better transport system Bigger roads are not the answer to traffic congestion. The Greens have a different vision. We need good roa…

Unconventional Gas

A Better Way To Balance Land Use Protecting Food and Water from Gas The rapid and destructive expansion of the coal seam gas (CSG) industry across much of…

Underground Coal Gasification

Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) is different from Coal Seam Gas (CSG) extraction. Both are bad for the environment, but UCG is potentially much worse. UC…

Vocational Education

Every South Australian deserves a quality education. Not only does a good education open doors in adult life, it builds a more cohesive and clever society from …

Walkability

Walkable Cities A Better Way To Get About In many local communities, it’s difficult to walk anywhere because there are no footpaths. Neighbourhoods have b…

Waterproofing SA

As the driest state, in the driest inhabited continent on Earth, South Australia has the chance to lead on water innovation, security and resilience. The Riv…