There are thousands in the Australian community who say they would sponsor a refugee’s resettlement, but only if the program was reformed.
The current community support program that allows Australians to sponsor a refugee's resettlement is flawed. It exploits the goodwill of the community while shifting costs away from the government.
Scandals, and a progressive Labor government, may hinder the Greens’ progress in both houses at the Victorian election.
The Victorian state election presents opportunities and risks for the Greens – including whether they can transition from being a protest party to a major party.
Recently, hard-right Coalition MPs have not had as much influence on government policy as they used to, and Malcolm Turnbull is probably benefiting from this.
While the Turnbull government's ratings have improved, the focus on its tax policies and the Barnaby Joyce story may be holding back its vote.
A big difference between the losing streaks of Malcolm Turnbull and former PM Tony Abbott is that Abbott often trailed Shorten as better PM, while Turnbull has always led Shorten.
Despite the government's 30th Newspoll loss under Malcolm Turnbull, this week's polls have been a mixed bag for both sides.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is facing the prospect of the benchmark 30-straight Newspoll losses next week.
Another tumultuous week in politics saw the appearance of the "Monash Forum", more speculation about the 30th Newspoll and the Greens proposing a people's bank.
Tasmanians Greens leader Cassy O'Connor (centre) on the hustings.
Both major parties have declared they will not form minority government in Tasmania – talk that should be taken seriously, but not literally.
Hi-vis time: Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk greets voters on the hustings.
If the predicted strong preferences from One Nation to the LNP occur at the Queensland election, it would be bad news not just for state Labor, but also federal Labor.
Past and present: Bob Brown (centre) pictured in 2010 with Greens colleagues including current leader Richard Di Natale (right).
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The environmental issues we face are ideal recruiting for green parties, but the breakthroughs aren't happening, and after 25 years as a federal party the Greens are still fighting on the same fronts.
Larissa Waters is the second Greens senator to resign in less than a week.
Greens senator Larissa Waters was forced to resign on Tuesday after she discovered she was still a citizen of Canada.
Jordon Steele-John has stood for the Greens in two federal elections and two state elections.
What are the odds of three Senate candidates without a snowflake’s chance in hell of winning the seats they were pursuing at the 2016 election suddenly finding themselves gifted places courtesy of the…
All nine of Lee Rhiannon’s federal colleagues co-signed a letter of complaint that was sent to the Greens’ national council.
Bob Brown, a long-time critic, repeated his previous description of Lee Rhiannon as 'the Greens' version of Tony Abbott'.
Politics podcast: Matt Canavan on Adani
Matt Canavan tells The Conversation this mine is only one part of a plan for 'opening up the Galilee Basin' to provide investment opportunities, exports, and employment.
The Greens have renewed calls for a federal body to investigate corruption in politics.
A federal ICAC will not solve the sorts of problems Australian politicians have recently embroiled themselves in.
The Australian system allows for fuel excise exemptions for off-road usage by the mining industry and by primary producers.
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Critics of Australia's fuel tax credits system have pointed to its impact on the budget bottom line, but calculating that cost is far from straightforward.
Since retiring from politics in 2012, former Greens leader Bob Brown has continued to offer sharp perspectives on issues of national debate.
Richard Di Natale said the best way of ensuring marriage equality was through a parliamentary vote.
The government's plebiscite on same-sex marriage is unlikely to get off the ground, with the Greens announcing they will vote against its establishment.
Sarah Hanson-Young said she would never stop fighting for people seeking asylum.
Sarah Hanson-Young – a loud voice on asylum-seeker issues – has lost a battle with her leader, Richard Di Natale, to keep her immigration portfolio in the Greens reshuffle.
Did Greens leader Richard Di Natale quote the right cost for offshore detention in his National Press Club speech?
Was Greens leader Richard Di Natale right to say the government spends $3 billion each year on the "offshore detention centre regime"?
Greens leader Richard Di Natale will be hoping to snatch seats from the major parties in Saturday’s election.
With this election likely to produce a high number of non-major-party primary votes, the Greens have emerged as a strong third option and a headache for both Labor and the Coalition.
The Greens are the party of climate action - but do they embrace enough technologies to get there?
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The Greens have successfully cast themselves as the party of climate science. But to hit their climate goals they may need to become even more radical, by embracing technologies like nuclear power.