New research examines how recent federal elections would have been affected if optional preferential voting had been used. The results were not favourable to Labor.
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Many countries have decided a Green New Deal is exactly the right stimulus response to the COVID crisis. Australia’s steadfast investment in fossil fuels will only hold us back.
The ACT is set to be governed by Labor for more than two decades straight, after the Liberals failed to cut through in the weekend’s election.
Green Party co-leaders Marama Davidson and James Shaw.
As the parliamentary record shows, the Greens have been the only party to consistently challenge orthodox ideas about economic growth and prosperity.
Former Greens leader Richard Di Natale on COVID, climate and his successor.
Michelle Grattan discusses 10 years in parliament with former Greens Senator Richard Di Natale
The Greens senator-elect believes a treaty should be prioritised over a Voice to Parliament. But we believe a Voice can be a pragmatic first step toward deeper reform.
Adam Bandt on Greens’ hopes for future power sharing
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Adam Bandt expresses his disappointment with Labor's coal rhetoric. He says they have a decision to make: work with the Greens, or determine whether they have more in common with the Liberals.
Natale’s shock resignation comes as former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce announced he would challenge Nationals leader Michael McCormack if there was a move for a leadership spill on Tuesday.
When polling resumes after the summer, Scott Morrison may be surprised by the public’s assessment of his government’s handling of the bushfires.
There is an obvious point upon which the LNP, Labor and Greens might agree to move policy forward: the national ‘cap and trade’ emissions trading system proposed by John Howard in 2007.
Scott Morrison’s much-parodied trip to Hawaii in the midst of the bushfire crisis is just one example of a leader not being where he should be.
The horror of the last weeks and months are a compressed version of the last 30 years in bushfire and climate politics.
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.