Our Policies

Aboriginal Affairs

The Tasmanian Greens recognise that the palawa pakana people had prior occupation of lutruwita, the land now known as Tasmania, for tens of thousands of years p…

Agriculture

The Tasmanian Greens believe that Agriculture plays a pivotal role in Tasmania’s economy and culture and is a key source of employment in rural and regional are…

Animal Welfare

The Tasmanian Greens believe that animals are sentient beings, capable of feeling and able to apprehend suffering. They have identifiable rights, and humans hav…

Arts

The Tasmanian Greens are committed to a community where the creative enterprises are supported and where participation in, and enjoyment of, creative activities…

Climate Change

The Tasmanian Greens recognise that the Earth’s climate is changing and that the scale and pace of this warming is caused by human-induced greenhouse gas emissi…

Coastal and Marine Protection

The Tasmanian Greens recognise that our coastal environment is of prime ecological, economic, social, and cultural value. We also acknowledge that Tasmania’s co…

Community Development

The Greens believe that every person has something special and unique to contribute to our community. These opportunities can best be realised by creating a com…

Democracy and Participation

The Tasmanian Greens believe that democracy depends upon the effective participation of all citizens in the political life of the community and that, in a rapid…

Economic Development

Tasmania must continue to make the transition to a clean, clever, low-carbon and creative economy, becoming a world leader and a centre of excellence for key in…

Education

The Tasmanian Greens believe that education is integral to our quality of life, and to Tasmania’s social and economic future. It is the influence shaping our ec…

Energy

The Greens believe that electricity should be affordable and generated from renewable sources. Tasmania can lead Australia in transitioning to an economy fuelle…

Environment

We have an ethical and practical responsibility to respect biodiversity and care for one another, other species and all habitats, both now and into the future. …

Food

The Greens have a vision for a Tasmania where food produced here is safe for our health, affordable, derived sustainably, ethically and organically, as well as …

Forests

Tasmania’s forests are internationally renowned and identified. High conservation areas should be protected. Tasmania’s unreserved native forests need be manage…

Gambling

The Tasmanian Greens believe that all members of our community are entitled to protection from the social harm that results from problem gambling. Problem gambl…

Health

The Tasmanian Greens believe that good health is a combination of optimum physical, mental, spiritual, cultural and social wellbeing; it is not simply the absen…

Housing

The Tasmanian Greens believe having a secure, affordable place to call home is a fundamental human right. We recognise that the availability, affordability and …

Industrial Relations & Workers Compensation

Fair remuneration and safe working conditions are fundamental rights of all workers. The Tasmanian Greens are committed to upholding these rights, enabling peop…

Justice

The Tasmanian Greens believe in a just, tolerant and fair society that provides equal opportunity to all people. It is the right of every individual to live wit…

Local Government

The Tasmanian Greens are committed to participatory democracy and recognise that local council activities impact on all citizens. Many people are unaware of its…

Mining

The Tasmanian Greens believe that in a technological society such as ours, there is a reliance on mining as an economic imperative, and as a support to the reso…

Planning

The Tasmanian Greens believe that an independent, fair and accessible planning system is crucial in guiding sensible development and resource management, protec…

Police & Weapons Control

The Tasmanian Greens believe peace and non-violence are essential principles of an open, democratic society. We recognise that crime prevention, crime detection…

Protected Areas, World Heritage and Wilderness

Tasmania’s wilderness areas, National Parks and reserves have inestimable intrinsic value as ecological treasures and biodiversity havens. They are also a share…

Transport

The Tasmanian Greens believe that an efficient, integrated system of road, rail, air and sea transport, provided by both public and private sectors, is necessar…

Treasury and Finance

The management of the State Budget is the key government instrument for implementing economic policy. Budgets need to be assessed on long-term environmental, so…

Waste

The Tasmanian Greens believe that proper waste management is a matter of social, environmental and economic urgency. Good waste management policy should deliver…

Water

Water is one of our most precious natural resources. Our actions regarding it require a precautionary approach that guarantees access to potable drinking water …