In 2009, a Bob Brown-led Greens party voted against an emissions trading scheme – but they can’t be blamed for what came after.
Labor continues to be hung up on a decade-old Greens' decision to oppose an emissions trading scheme in 2009. But responsibility for Australia's climate policy void lies elsewhere.
‘You have to think that with people like these very experienced, respected voices that the government would have to take the [climate change] debate seriously’, says Michelle Grattan about the calls from ex-fire chiefs for the government to act on climate change.
Michelle Grattan and Professor Geoff Crisp discuss this week in politics.
Voters head to cast their ballot in Canada’s federal election in Dartmouth, N.S. The Greens and the NDP need to work together to ensure they do better than just propping up Liberal minorities.
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The progressive left should not content itself with being a junior partner in Liberal minority governments. In the next election, they should seek to propose a principled, realistic alternative.
From the Franklin Dam to anti-fracking, the Greens have a storied history.
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Paddy Manning's new book charts the challenges faced by the Greens (and greenies in general) with admirable clarity and detail.
GetUp has been in the Coalition’s firing line for a number of years now, which is not surprising, given its lobbying efforts for left-wing causes.
GetUp is already subject to the same type of regulation as a political party. By challenging its links to left-wing parties, though, the Coalition is seeking to strip away its claim of independence.
A demonstrator holds a sign outside the Portuguese parliament in Lisbon during a climate strike of school students as part of the Fridays for Future movements on Friday, May 24, 2019.
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It's clear that young voters are bringing critical issues to the fore as they did in the recent EU elections. Will they do so in Canada too?
Green parties across Europe scored an all-time high in the European Parliament elections. Now, they'll seek key reform on agriculture and trade – and could be kingmakers for Juncker's replacement.
Albanese predicts next week’s ALP national conference will be “very.
constructive”, dismissing concerns about divisions over boat
Speaking to The Conversation, Albanese wouldn't comment on Bill Shorten's unpopularity with voters, arguing instead that it's a matter of whether the Labor team is “seen as worthy of election".
Scandals have dominated the recent headlines, but healthcare, education and public transport have been at the core of the policy debates.
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With just days to go before the election, Labor is making a last-minute appeal to voters to stay in power, while the Liberals are pressing for change.
The latest Fairfax Ipsos poll gives Labor a 53-47 lead, a two-point gain for the Coalition since mid-August.
Fairfax Ipsos gives Labor another win on two-party preferred, albeit with weird primary vote numbers, while the Labor party in Victoria has another poll win just over two months ahead of the state election.
Greens urge Labor to vote against the whole of Malcolm Turnbull’s income tax package.
The estimates have been prepared by the independent PBO, at the request of the Greens. The opposition has repeatedly sought annual figures, but the government resisted the demands.
Greens leader Richard Di Natale said with inequality rising, reinvestment in public services should be the priority.
Instead, the funds should be spent on services, the Greens say.
Richard Di Natale said that Australia had a “tax avoidance system” rather than a “tax system”.
The Greens plan would bring in "a Buffett rule" to ensure higher income earners paid their fair share of tax by limiting deductions made by those earning more than $300,000.
Richard Di Natale’s address comes in the wake of the Greens’ failure to win the Batman byelection.
Under the People's Bank proposal, homeowners would be able to borrow up to 60% of the value of their property directly from the Reserve Bank.
The recent elections in Tasmania, South Australia and the byelection in Batman have left an impression that the advance of the minor parties has stalled. This is not necessarily the case.
Politics podcast: Sarah Hanson-Young on the Greens Batman setback.
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Sarah Hanson-Young has strongly backed Richard Di Natale's push to purge those who leaked against Alex Bhathal in the Batman byelection.
Ged Kearney winning the seat of Batman is a big relief for Labor leader Bill Shorten.
The failure to wrest Batman is a big setback for the Greens.
Politics podcast: the Batman byelection battleground.
On Saturday, Labor and Bill Shorten face a major test in the Melbourne seat of Batman.
Bill Shorten spent a lot of his Tuesday press conference to support Jay Weatherill answering questions about Adani.
Adani is being seen as a test of Bill Shorten's commitment to policy integrity versus his willingness to say and do whatever is politically expedient.
The Tasmanian election result was an emphatic win for Will Hodgman, but he lost a fair bit of skin along the way.
Pokies, housing, hospitals and gun laws might have been the specific issues that dominated the campaign, but the decisive factor was Tasmanians’ enduring apprehension about minority government.