Regional Development Policy
Greens MLC and Education spokesperson, John Kaye
One hundred and thirty two years ago Premier Henry Parkes legislated a promise to the people of NSW that every child would receive a quality, secular education, no matter what skills or disability they had, regardless of the wealth or poverty of their parents and wherever they lived.
Blog post by Senator Lee Rhiannon
Miranda is amazing. For 11 months her home has been a tree-sit wooden platform about five by five metres at the very top of old gum tree. I was so fortunate I was able to join her for lunch and a chat in her home, come office 60 metres above the ground.
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.
Book Review by Mark Riboldi
People looking for an insight into modern Australian politics should look no further than Left Turn: political essays for the new Left edited by Antony Loewenstein, and Jeff Sparrow.