Our Policies

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Peoples

The Greens (WA) acknowledge that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, as the original inhabitants of this country, have a special cultural and spiritu…

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 Pollution

The Greens (WA) recognise the concerns of the community regarding air pollution and are committed to solving this problem. The topography of the Perth metro are…

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

The Greens (WA) believe that: animals are sentient beings with intrinsic worth the welfare of animals must be respected with regard to both the survival…

Arts & Culture

The Greens (WA) believe that: all spheres of government are responsible for helping to facilitate creative expression and engagement with the arts through…

Beyond Waste

The Greens (WA) envisage a future without waste. A wasteful society is one which does not appropriately value resources, and one in which market mechanisms f…

Biodiversity

The Greens (WA) believe that: the protection and conservation of biodiversity1 is essential for the wellbeing of all life on Earth, including human life …

Children

The Greens (WA) believe that: all children have the right to realise their full potential as human beings through the best possible family, schooling, com…

Climate Change

The Greens (WA) are committed to immediate, strong and sustained action on climate change by reducing Western Australia’s emissions of greenhouse gases and putt…

Community Services

The Greens (WA) believe that: The community service sector plays a vital role in sustaining our economy, and protecting and supporting many of our most vu…

Cultural Diversity

Multiculturalism is respect for and celebration of diversity of culture. Culture includes language, beliefs, customs and traditions within the framework of soci…

Disability

The Greens (WA) believe that people with disability: whatever the origin, nature, type or degree of disability, are individuals who have an inherent right…

Domestic & Family Violence

The Greens (WA) recognise that domestic and family violence is a significant cause of death, injury and distress in our community. While women and children are …

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

The Greens (WA) believe that: our economy exists to support and enhance the sustainability and prosperity of the current generation, without compromising …

Education

The Greens (WA) believe that: education is a public good education empowers people to live purposeful, satisfying lives and to participate fully as citi…

Energy

Our society relies on the consumption of energy to provide us with the goods and services we need and value.  Many of the fundamental aspects of our existe…

Food

The Greens (WA) believe that: prime agricultural land should be protected to ensure food security food production should be sustainable agricultural l…

Forests & Woodlands

The Greens (WA) recognise the unique and natural beauty of Western Australia’s native forests and woodlands and acknowledge both their intrinsic value as well a…

Gender Identity

The Greens (WA) believe that: freedom of gender identity is a fundamental human right acceptance and celebration of people of diverse gender identities …

Genetic Modification

The Greens (WA) oppose transgenic and animal genetic engineering and the release into the environment of genetically engineered micro-organisms.  The genet…

Health

The Greens (WA) believe that access to a comprehensive, high quality health care system is a basic human right, and that a public health system is the best way …

Heritage

Heritage is the environment, objects and places that we inherit from the past and pass on to future generations.  It is inseparable from Culture as a way o…

Housing

The Greens (WA) believe that: housing is a basic human right everyone should have access to appropriate, safe, secure, sustainable and affordable housin…

Justice

The Greens (WA) believe that all people have a right to a safe, peaceful existence, free from crime and the fear of violence. The rule of law and access to j…

Local Government

The Greens (WA) acknowledge Local Government’s valuable role as the third tier of government and in local governance and the representation of local issues and …

Marine & Coastal

The Greens (WA) believe that: there is an urgent need for ecologically sustainable management of Western Australia's waters because our marine environment…

Mental Health

The Greens (WA) believe that: all people who experience mental illness should be able to live free from stigma, discrimination and exclusion, and maximise…

Mining & Fossil Fuels

The consequences of the extractive industries on economic, environmental and social sustainability must be considered by decision-makers and each sector must be…

Nuclear Issues

There is a strong link between the mining and export of uranium and nuclear weapon proliferation. There are unacceptable environmental, health, security and soc…

Open & Honest Government

The Greens (WA) believe that: government integrity, accountability and transparency are vital to a healthy democracy lack of transparency undermines pub…

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

While technological advances in the western world have resulted in many improvements to the Western Australian standard of living, an over-reliance on some tech…

Plantations & Farm Forestry

Plantations and farm forests can meet all of our current and future timber needs, and will underpin future prosperity and diversification of our regional econom…

Public Participation

The Greens (WA) believe that: all citizens have a fundamental right and responsibility to be directly involved in the economic and political decisions tha…

Regions

Western Australia has one of the most centralised demographic concentrations in the world where the vast majority of our population live in a single metropolita…

Seniors

The Greens (WA) vision is of a Western Australia where seniors1 are healthier, feel secure, and are valued active participants in all aspects of community life.…

Sexuality - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Queer Issues

(Please see The Greens (WA) companion policy Gender Identity for transgender issues) The Greens (WA) believe that: freedom of sexuality is a fundamenta…

Small Business

The Greens (WA) believe that: small businesses are vital to the economic future of Western Australia due to their contribution to job creation, innovation…

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…

Sustainable Settlements

The Greens (WA) believe that: cities and towns can be designed and built to minimise environmental harm and maximise social well-being the ecological im…

Transport

The Greens (WA) believe that: current Western Australian planning and funding of transport infrastructure is unjustifiably biased in favour of private veh…

Urban Forest

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

Water

The Greens (WA) believe that: with declining rainfall, the South West of the State in particular faces a significant challenge to meet its water needs in …

Wetlands

The Greens (WA) believe that we have a responsibility to protect our wetlands as part of our natural heritage. The Greens (WA) are concerned that a systematic…

Women

The Greens (WA) believe that: women are subject to systemic discrimination on the basis of their gender men have an obligation to address gender inequal…

Workplace Relations

The Greens (WA) view work as something which should be rewarding, enriching and the basis of our families’, communities’ and state’s welfare and prosperity. We …

Youth

The Greens (WA) believe that: young people have the right to live their lives free from violence, harassment, prejudice and discrimination young people …