Political parties often weather internal storms. There are many Greens in Canada who are hoping the Green Party can do so too after Annamie Paul’s leadership laid bare serious issues in the party.
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With a very close result as counting continues, it could be weeks or even months before a government is formed. But Sunday’s election has already delivered some significant results.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The horror of the last weeks and months are a compressed version of the last 30 years in bushfire and climate politics.
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.
Michelle Grattan and Professor Geoff Crisp discuss this week in politics.
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.
Paddy Manning’s new book charts the challenges faced by the Greens (and greenies in general) with admirable clarity and detail.
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.
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.