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Reflecting an awareness of the inter-relatedness of all ecological, social and economic processes, the principles of the Australian Greens are ecology, democracy, social justice and peace:


1. to ensure that human activity respects the integrity of ecosystems and does not impair biodiversity and the ecological resilience of life supporting systems;
2. to encourage the development of a consciousness that respects the value of life.


1. to increase opportunities for public participation in political, social and economic decision-making;
2. to break down inequalities of wealth and power which inhibit participatory democracy.


1. to eradicate poverty by developing initiatives that address the causes as well as the symptoms of poverty;
2. to provide affirmative action to eliminate discrimination based on gender, age, race, ethnicity, class, religion, disability, sexuality or membership of a minority group;
3. to introduce measures that redress the imbalance between rich and poor.


1. to adopt and promote a non-violent resolution of conflict;
2. to develop an independent, non-aligned foreign policy;
3. to develop a self-reliant, defensive, non-nuclear policy.

An Economically Sustainable Economy:

1. to develop economic policies which will ensure greater resource and energy efficiency as well as development and use of environmentally sustainable technologies.


1. to respect and protect ethnic, religious and racial diversity;
2. to recognise the cultural requirements of the original Australians;
3. to assist in ensuring the achievement of Aboriginal land rights and self-determination.

Global Responsibility

To promote equity between nations and people by:
1. facilitating fair trading relationships;
2. providing for increased development assistance and concerted action to abolish Third World debt;
3. providing increased green technology transfer and skills to developing countries;
4. opposing human rights abuses and political oppression;
5. ensuring that Australia plays an active role in promoting peace and ecological sustainability.

Long Range Future Focus:

1. to avoid action which might risk long-term or irreversible damage to the environment;
2. to safeguard the planet's ecological resources on behalf of future generations;
3. to reduce dependence on non-renewable resources and ensure sustainable use of renewable resources;
4. to adopt more comprehensive social, environmental and technology assessment practices;
5. to facilitate socially and ecologically responsible investment.

Meaningful Work

1. to encourage, develop and assist work that is safe, fairly-paid, socially useful, personally fulfilling and not harmful to the environment;
2. to encourage and facilitate more flexible work arrangements, ongoing education, training and social welfare so that more people can engage in meaningful work.


1. to facilitate a free flow of information between citizens and all tiers of government;
2. to ensure that Australians have the benefit of a locally responsible, diverse, democratically controlled, independent mass media.

Detailed policies of the Australian Greens and Victorian Greens are available on the Greens website by clicking on the following hotlinks:

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23 April 2017: Only those who decline to scramble up the career ladder are interesting as human beings. Nothing is more boring than a man with a career: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918 -1956.

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