Our History

The Tasmanian Greens are a political party based on principles of Ecology, Social Justice, Grassroots Democracy and Peace. We are part of the Australian Greens and the global Green movement. 

The Tasmanian Greens are a much-needed compassionate voice in politics.

We are a grass-roots political party which means our members form the crux of the party when it comes to developing policy and making decisions. All decisions are made on a consensus basis through our branches and state and national conferences.

Our Charter defines the principles and aims of the Party. Our Constitution defines the principles and the rules governing the conduct of the Party.

Green politics first emerged in Tasmania in 1972 with the establishment of the United Tasmania Group, the world's first Green party, which evolved to become the Tasmanian Greens.

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The Greens are a real alternative to the tired, cynical politics of Labor and the Liberals

Unlike the two old parties, the Greens have a proud history of standing up for what is right, not just what is easy or what polls well. Over the course of the last four decades, the Greens have become the third force in Australian politics. Across Australia there are currently Greens representing you at every level of government: nine Greens Senators and one MP in the Federal Parliament, 24 Greens Members in State Parliaments and more than 100 Greens councillors (including several Mayors and Deputy Mayors) working in local communities across the country.

The Greens are much more than an environmental party.  While promoting meaningful and smart solutions to ensure future generations of Australians have clean air, clean water and clean soil – the Greens are also working in many other areas to champion integrity, decency and fairness.

As well as representing constituents, the Greens speak on behalf of those who wouldn’t otherwise get much of a say inside parliament: children, refugees, students, individuals and families living in poverty and, of course, our natural environment.

The Australian Greens are also part of the Global Greens network, which includes around 70 Greens parties established worldwide. Find out more about the Global Greens at www.globalgreens.org