Victorian State Policies

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Principles 1. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have a right to self-determination and must be partners in the development and implementation of …

Agriculture Policy

PRINCIPLES 1. The sustainability of agriculture and the long term productivity of farming systems depends on the health of underpinning ecological systems. …

Animals Policy

PRINCIPLES 1. The way we treat animals reflects how we treat ourselves and our society. The Greens will work towards ending animal cruelty. 2. Animals are…

Arts, Culture and Cultural Heritage Policy

PRINCIPLES 1. Artistic expression and creativity are fundamental to vibrant and healthy communities. 2. Everyone should have access to and the right to pa…

Biodiversity Policy

PRINCIPLES 1. Victoria’s unique indigenous biodiversity is valuable and must be protected. 2. Bio diverse ecosystems and ecosystem processes sustain Earth…

Bushfires Policy

PRINCIPLES 1. Fire is an integral part of many Australian landscapes but varies in its behaviour, intensity and frequency and weather plays a critical role i…

Child Protection and Out of Home Care Policy

PRINCIPLES 1. Government has the responsibility to ensure that the rights of children are upheld according to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of …

Climate Policy

PRINCIPLES 1. Human induced climate change poses the one of greatest threats to our world in human history and requires urgent local, national and global act…

Disability Policy

PRINCIPLES 1. All people have a right to independence, self-determination and choice in their lives. Disability policy and law is therefore a matter of human…

Education Policy

PREAMBLE This state education policy should be read in conjunction with the Australian Greens federal education policy. As university funding is a federal re…

Emergency Services Policy

PRINCIPLES 1. Properly staffed and well-resourced emergency services are essential to effectively ensure the safety and security of individuals and communiti…

Energy Policy

PRINCIPLES 1. State and local energy strategies must be based upon the principles of ecological sustainability and social equity. 2. Exclusive and effici…

Forests Policy

PRINCIPLES 1. Victoria's forests must be managed in accordance with the principles of intergenerational equity, the precautionary principle, biodiversity con…

Gambling Policy

PRINCIPLES 1. People are entitled to choose to gamble. 2. Increased gambling has led to increased crime and public cost and must be properly regulated. …

Health Policy

PRINCIPLES 1. Health is a state of physical, mental and social wellbeing, not just the absence of disease or infirmity. 2. Victorians should have world's …

Housing Policy

PRINCIPLES 1. Housing is a fundamental human right. 2. Access to secure, appropriate, and affordable housing is a crucial determinant of health and well-b…

Human Rights Policy

PRINCIPLES 1. Universal human rights are fundamental and must be respected and protected in all countries and for all people. 2. Economic, social, cultura…

Industry and Employment Policy

PRINCIPLES 1. Victorian industry should be ecologically and economically sustainable. 2. In order to build and sustain successful and prosperous industr…

Justice Policy

PRINCIPLES 1. All Australians have a right to a safe and peaceful existence, free from crime and fear of violence. 2. The rule of law, the protection of h…

Land Use Planning Policy

PRINCIPLES 1. All Land Use Planning decisions must give primacy to social equity and ecological sustainability – including open space and bio-diversity – in…

Local Government Policy

PRINCIPLES 1. Local government is a distinct and essential tier of government. 2. Local Government should be fully recognised and empowered in the Victori…

Mental Health Policy

PRINCIPLES 1. People who experience mental illness should live free from stigma and discrimination, with maximum opportunities for inclusion in society. …

Multiculturalism Policy

PRINCIPLES 1. Victoria's multicultural plurality is important to the State’s identity. 2. Racism in all its manifestations is unacceptable. Victorian Gov…

Older People Policy

PRINCIPLES 1. Australian Greens Victoria recognise that our population is ageing, and therefore older people policy impacts on an increasing section of the c…

Rural and Regional Policy

PREAMBLE The Australian Greens Victoria Rural and Regional Policy should be read in conjunction with our other state and federal policies; this policy draws …

Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Policy

PRINCIPLES 1. All people have fundamental human rights and are entitled to equal protection of the law without any discrimination, including on the basis of…

Sport and Recreation Policy

PRINCIPLES 1. Sport and recreation are an essential part of Victorian culture. 2. Sport and recreation promote physical and mental health and wellbeing a…

State Finance and Taxation Policy

PRINCIPLES 1. The taxation and transfer system should operate on a progressive, not regressive, basis. 2. The tax regime can be a tool to transform the ec…

Transport and Freight Policy

PRINCIPLES 1. Victoria's transport system must function on principles of ecological sustainability, equity of access, and public control of critical public t…

Waste Policy

PRINCIPLES 1. All people have a right to clean air, fresh water and unpolluted soil. 2. Waste as a by-product of industry and individual living should ini…

Water and Inland Aquatic Environments Policy

PRINCIPLES 1. Access to clean and adequate water is fundamental to life. 2. Victoria’s freshwater resources are coming under increasing pressure as a resu…

Women and Gender Equality Policy

PREAMBLE Improvements in the status of women and increased opportunities for their participation in economic and social life have been achieved. However, des…

Youth Policy

PRINCIPLES 1. All young people have the right to participate, fully and actively, in community life and in the development and implementation of policies and…