- Contact Details: Phone Barbara on 0414 876641 for more info.
- Event Dates: Sat, 15 Jun 2013 2:00pm - 5:00pm
- Location: Jubilee Lane, Parramatta
- Venue: Parramatta City Brass Band Hall
The Greens Multicultural Committee invites you to a
Cross-cultural campaigning workshop
Saturday 15 June, 2-5 pm
Parramatta City Brass Band Hall, Jubilee Lane, Parramatta
The aims of the workshop are to:
By Senator Christine Milne, Leader of the Australian Greens
How do we build an economic system that serves the needs of people and nature, both for today and for tomorrow?
The economy is a tool; a tool we humans invented – like democracy and politics – to help govern our relationships between each other, and between ourselves and the world we live in. If our economic tools are not getting the outcomes we want, making us happy, safe, healthy, better educated and fulfilled and protecting and preparing our country for an increasingly uncertain future in a world on track to be 4 degrees warmer, then it is time our economic tools changed.
Written by: Serkan Ozturk
Courtesy of: SX Magazine
Having served his community on Leichhardt Council for 13 years, Greens MP Jamie Parker spoke in Parliament about the achievements of the Greens-led Council.
Senator Lee Rhiannon on The Drum
"As commentators pick over the Labor-Greens relationship and the implications of the Melbourne by-election, it is timely to remember that the progressive side of politics share many commitments to address social justice, equality and environmental protection.
Building a more active and united progressive Left voice in Parliament, as well as strong social movements, is the key to getting runs on the board. But right now, unity is in short supply as Labor and the Greens are competing for a number of inner-city seats that were once Labor's heartland."
Read more: http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/4156564.html
Greens preselect Dr Mehreen Faruqi for Heffron by-election
This Monday the NSW Greens will confirm Dr Mehreen Faruqi as their candidate for the by-election in Heffron. Mehreen was preselected unopposed by local members in a grass roots ballot.
Mehreen, a civil and environmental engineer and sustainability academic, ran against Kristina Kenneally in the 2011 state election where she gained 19% of the vote. She lives with her family in Alexandria in the heart of the electorate.
The Greens today finalised the postal ballot count to determine the Senate tickets for the next Federal Election.
Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon has secured a Senate inquiry to review the federal Lobbying Code of Conduct, following a failure of the government to initiate a review as recommended in 2008. The government spoke against the motion seeking an inquiry.
"The Greens believe that while lobbying is a legitimate part of the democratic process, the public expects transparency and the current Code captures little of the lobbying activity that occurs behind closed doors," Senator Rhiannon said.
"We now have an opportunity to strengthen regulation of what is widely recognised as a feeble code of conduct.
"The federal code, which is limited to third party lobbyists, has significant holes and lags well behind regulatory schemes in the US and Canada.
Greens MP Jamie Parker will today introduce and support a 10,000 signature petition opposing Chinese government funded classes in NSW public schools.
"The NSW government has admitted that topics sensitive to the Chinese government, including Taiwan, Tibet, Falun Gong and human rights violations, would not be included in these classes," said Mr Parker.
“Concerns have been raised by teachers, parents and the community over the quality and impartiality of these classes. The Greens are concerned that the integrity of public education is being compromised by opportunities for a foreign government to promote views outside of the curriculum to school students.
Reports today that the Liberal Party are pursuing a multi-million dollar fundraising drive rings alarm bells about the level of corporate influence over a future Abbott government, said NSW Greens Senator and democracy spokesperson Lee Rhiannon.('Libs raising poll cash', Daily Telegraph, 10/10/110).
"The Liberal Party's frenzied fund-raising places a large question mark over the influence that corporate donors will have in a future Liberal government", said Senator Rhiannon.
"The Liberals are targeting the big end of town yet loopholes in the electoral funding laws mean that many donations will go under the radar.
"For donors that do go over the $11200 donation threshold, the public will not know the name of the company or the amount donated until February 2013.