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ABOUT THE GREENS
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
- 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
- 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
An Ecologically Sustainable Economy
- 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;
- to develop economic policies which will ensure greater resource
and energy efficiency as well as development and use of environmentally
- to reduce dependence on non-renewable resources and ensure sustainable
use of renewable resources;
- to adopt more comprehensive social, environmental and technology
- to facilitate socially and ecologically responsible investment.
- 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
- 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
to promote equity between nations and peoples by:
Long-range Future Focus
- 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
- opposing human rights abuses and political oppression;
- ensuring that Australia plays an active role in promoting a peace
and ecological sustainability.
- 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
March 5, 2003
© 2003 Maitland Greens