Our Policies

Agriculture

Western Australia’s rural communities are essential to our food security, economy and cultural identity. The Greens (WA) recognise the important role farmers pl…

Air Quality

Air quality is a significant concern for human and environmental health. The Greens (WA) are committed to solving air pollution problems, both in urban areas an…

Alcohol & Other Drugs

The use of both legal and illegal drugs may harm individual users, their families and the community. The current punitive model is failing to reduce harm res…

Animals

Animals deserve our care and respect and must be recognised as living, feeling beings that have value separate from the wants and needs of people. The way anima…

Arts & Culture

Creative artistic expression and cultural experience are fundamental to social well-being and contribute significantly to social identity. Artistic expression a…

Beyond Waste

Today’s waste management decisions leave a legacy for future generations. Waste in landfill generates many harmful pollutants, including methane, a greenhouse g…

Biodiversity

The protection and conservation of biodiversity1 is essential for the wellbeing of all life on Earth. The reduction of Western Australia’s biodiversity has harm…

Children

All children should be valued and supported to realise their full potential. Children should have equitable access and benefit from the best possible schooling,…

Climate Change

The Greens (WA) recognise the global climate crisis and will work to have the State Government declare a Climate Emergency. The Greens (WA) are committed to …

Community Services

The community service sector, including not-for-profit, advocacy and service organisations, plays a vital role in sustaining our economy, and protecting and sup…

Cultural Diversity

To be multicultural is to celebrate and respect a diversity of culture. The Greens (WA) believe in actively welcoming and supporting cultural and ethnic diversi…

Disability

The rights enshrined within the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) are inherent, universal and immutable, and should be…

Dying with Dignity

The Greens (WA) seek to save and preserve life, but we do not believe in forcing people to prolong their lives under conditions of suffering at the end-point of…

Ecological Sustainability

Preamble The resources of our planet are finite. The devaluing and unsustainable exploitation of the natural environment has led to degraded and unstable ecosys…

Economics

Western Australia needs an economy that does not rely on unsustainable impacts on the environment and our communities. There is currently a disparity across Wes…

Education

Every Australian deserves a quality education, regardless of their background and their location. A strong public education system is key to investing in buildi…

Energy

Our society relies on energy for all our daily needs, therefore we need low cost, reliable and sustainable energy production. Energy production methods to date …

Environmental Protection

Family & Domestic Violence

The Greens (WA) recognise that family and domestic violence is a significant cause of death, trauma, injury and distress in our community. Violence typically st…

First Nations Peoples

The Greens (WA) recognise that the First Nations Peoples of Western Australia are the first sovereign peoples of this place and that they lived on this land acc…

Food

Current methods for producing food in Western Australia are heavily reliant on fossil fuels, and are putting pressure on already degraded landscapes, risking bo…

Forests & Woodlands

The Greens (WA) recognise the intrinsic value and unique natural beauty of Western Australia’s native forests and woodlands, which are rich in biodiversity and …

Fossil Fuel Extraction

Climate change must be a central consideration in the management of Australia's natural resources. The overwhelming scientific evidence of human-induced global …

Gender Identity

Freedom of gender identity is a fundamental human right. The inclusion and celebration of people of diverse gender identities are essential for genuine social j…

Genetic Modification

The precautionary principle* must be applied to the production and use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Transgenic and animal genetic engineering pose …

Health

Timely access to a comprehensive, high quality health care system is a basic human right, and health services should be publicly funded. Governments are respons…

Heritage

Western Australia has a diverse and rich natural and cultural heritage that gives us a sense of place, shapes our identity and contributes to our wellbeing. Fir…

Housing

Housing is a basic human right. The Western Australian State Government needs to ensure safe and secure housing to underpin people's well-being. In particular, …

Justice

All people have the right to a safe, peaceful existence, free from crime, the fear of violence and tyranny. The rule of law and access to justice are fundame…

Local Government

The Greens (WA) acknowledge Local Government’s valuable role as the third tier of government. Local Governments are the tier of government closest to their comm…

Manufacturing & Industry

A diverse industry and manufacturing sector is vital in rebuilding a resilient and more sustainable Western Australian economy. Modernising and rebuilding the s…

Marine & Coastal

The coastal and marine zone of Western Australia comprises an interplay of ecosystems and dynamic coastal processes. Many reef, sea grass, and mangrove ecosyste…

Mental Health

Positive mental health depends on the social, political, economic, cultural and physical aspects of life. The lived experience of mental or emotional distress o…

Nuclear Issues

Nuclear power is not a safe, clean, timely, economically viable or practical solution to the problem of greenhouse gas emissions. Alternatives to nuclear energy…

Open & Honest Government

Integrity, accountability and transparency of governments, parliamentarians and civil servants are vital to a healthy democracy. Lack of transparency creates th…

Participatory Democracy

Preamble The Greens (WA) seek to radically expand the democratic processes and institutions of our society. We believe that people have a fundamental right a…

Peace & Nonviolence

Preamble The Greens (WA) seek a just and peaceful world, free of war and violence. We reject violence and call for nonviolence to be established as a core princ…

Physical Activity

Physical activity is necessary for mental well-being and physical health. Benefits of physical activity include improvements to circulation and cardiovascular h…

Planning

Cities and towns can be designed and built to minimise environmental harm and maximise social well-being. New residential developments must be environmentally s…

Plantations & Farm Forestry

Plantations and farm forestry can potentially meet all of Western Australia's timber needs, while delivering multiple social, economic and environmental benefit…

Public Participation

All people have a fundamental right to be actively involved in the economic and political decisions that affect their lives and which impact on the community an…

Regions

Western Australia's population is highly centralised, and the regions are often sparsely populated. Despite the significant revenue generated in the regions thr…

Resource Mining

The Greens (WA) recognise the value of many mining commodities in resourcing contemporary society and that the mining sector currently forms the backbone of man…

Seniors

People should be able to age with dignity, be free from discrimination and have equal rights to participate in every aspect of life. They should be entitled to …

Sex Work

Sex work is a legitimate form of labour that should be decriminalised. Sex workers deserve the same rights and representations that workers in other industries …

Sexuality & LGBTQIA+ Issues

Freedom of sexuality is a fundamental human right. Acceptance and celebration of people of diverse sexuality is essential for genuine social justice and equalit…

Small Business

Small business is Western Australia's largest employer and is vital to the economic future due to its contribution to job creation, innovation, training, and pa…

Social Justice

Preamble Social justice requires ecological and economic sustainability, real democracy, peace and nonviolence and a respect for the earth. The Greens (WA) b…

Transport

Current Western Australian planning and funding of transport infrastructure is unjustifiably biased in favour of private vehicle transport and road freight. Cur…

Urban Bushland & Tree Canopy

Urban bushland is remnant bush remaining in the built up areas of our towns and cities and in areas influenced by, or likely to be influenced by, urbanisation. …

Water

Water is essential for human life and its provision should be reliable, responsible and provide efficient access to clean water in a way that is responsive to c…

Wetlands

The many and varied wetlands across the vast landscape of our State provide biodiversity oases and are integral to our ancient cultural and natural heritage. Th…

Women

Women should be valued as equal members of the community and have the right to live their lives free of violence, harassment, prejudice and discrimination. S…

Workplace Relations

Work should be rewarding, enriching and the basis of our families’, communities’ and state’s welfare and prosperity. Workplace laws must be fair and protect …

Youth

Young people are our future and are valuable members of society. They should be recognised and respected for the important perspective they contribute and be we…