A crowd of 200-plus supporters joined Queensland Greens candidates Larissa Waters, Andrew Bartlett and Elissa Jenkins at the World Refugee Day rally in Brisbane last Sunday, calling for greater recognition of refugee rights in the lead up to the federal election.
Andrew Bartlett joined lively demonstrators at the Equal Love Rally, which marched through Brisbane on Saturday May 15th, calling for the Federal Government to act on same-sex marriage rights.
Greens members and supporters met at the Rotunda in New Farm Park to discuss social issues over a light brunch on Saturday 15th May.
It’s been a fair while since it was announced that I was contesting the House of Reps seat of Brisbane for the Greens at the upcoming federal election. Since then, I’ve spent a fair bit of time preparing the foundations for that campaign, as well as working within the party on our overall campaign in Queensland.
The Australian Greens believe that workplace laws should be fair, protect all workers from unjust treatment, promote industrial harmony and enable us to organise collectively to negotiate fair pay and conditions.
Marine pilots should be compulsory for bulk carriers navigating the entire inner Great Barrier Reef and satellite tracking of all vessels should be carried out at industry's expense, said the Greens after 4 tonnes of oil leaked from a coal carrier grounded on Douglas Shoal. Senate candidate Larissa Waters spoke to Channel 10's The 7PM Project on Monday about these sensible precautions.
On April 24 2010 the UQ Greens and West Brisbane Greens are hosting a community forum to bring together those community groups who are fighting inappropriate development in their area.
Are a you a university student, passionate about the environment and/or social justice and want to share your passion with others? The Queensland Young Greens are looking for members and volunteers to help out during the 2010 federal election campaign.
The Australian Greens are proposing that the federal government introduce a $20/tonne carbon tax as a two year interim measure while an Emissions Trading Scheme can be agreed upon. The Greens are proposing that Professor Ross Garnaut's suggestion of a two year carbon price, fixed at $20 a tonne, be implemented. This interim measure in the transition to a functional and effective Emissions Trading Scheme would provide a $5 billion dividend for households and further revenue to invest in renewable energy, energy efficiency and other emissions reducing options.
As the only party offering political leadership for a safe climate, the Greens pursue policies to transform the economy to achieve that aim, such as our Safe Climate Bill.