Maitland Greens


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The first Green parties formed in Australia and New Zealand in 1972. Now the Greens are everywhere.

The Greens is composed of Local Groups (member groups), non-group individual members and a Delegates Council. The Maitland Greens are affiliated with The Australian Greens.


  • to ensure that human activity respects the integrity of ecosystems and does not impair biodiversity and the ecological resilience of life-supporting systems;
  • to encourage the development of a consciousness that respects the value of all life.
  • to increase opportunities for public participation in political, social and economic decision making;
  • to break down inequalities of wealth and power which inhibit participatory democracy.
Social Justice
  • to eradicate poverty by developing initiatives that address the causes as well as the symptoms of poverty;
  • to provide affirmative action to eliminate discrimination based on gender, age, race, ethnicity, class, religion, disability, sexuality or membership of a minority group;
  • to introduce measures that redress the imbalance between rich and poor.
  • to adopt and promote nonviolent resolution of conflict;
  • to develop an independent, non aligned foreign policy;
  • to develop a self-reliant, defensive, non-nuclear defence policy;
An Ecologically Sustainable Economy
  • to develop economic policies which will ensure greater resource and energy efficiency as well as development and use of environmentally sustainable technologies;
  • to reduce dependence on non-renewable resources and ensure sustainable use of renewable resources;
  • to adopt more comprehensive social, environmental and technology assessment practices;
  • to facilitate socially and ecologically responsible investment.
Meaningful Work
  • to encourage, develop and assist work that is safe, fairly paid, socially useful, personally fulfilling and not harmful
  • to the environment;
  • to encourage and facilitate more flexible work arrangements, on-going education.
  • to respect and protect ethnic, religious and racial diversity;
  • to recognise the cultural requirements of the original Australians;
  • to assist in ensuring the achievements of Aboriginal land rights and self-determination.
  • to facilitate a free flow of information between citizens and all tiers of government;
  • to ensure that Australians have the benefit of a locally responsible, diverse, democratically controlled, independent mass media.
Global Responsibility

to promote equity between nations and peoples by:

  • facilitating fair trading relationships;
  • providing for increased development assistance and concerted international action to abolish Third World debt;
  • providing increased green technology transfer and skills to developing countries;
  • opposing human rights abuses and political oppression;
  • ensuring that Australia plays an active role in promoting a peace and ecological sustainability.
Long-range Future Focus
  • to avoid action which might risk long-term or irreversible damage to the environment;
  • to safeguard the planet's ecological resources on behalf of future generations.

Last updated March 5, 2003

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