Monthly Archives: April 2015

Global snippets


Natalie Bennett, Greens Leader in England and Wales, was especially excellent in the second UK election debate last week. Grab a cuppa and settle in for her brilliant performance »

The Finnish Greens have just won a record result for parliamentary elections, up from 10 seats to 15 and one of only two parties to substantially increase their vote. To celebrate, listen to this
amazing operatic flashmob they ran a few years ago in Helsinki Central Station.

Congratulations also to the Greens in Hamburg who now hold 15 seats in their state legislature after winning 12.3% on February 15. Three Greens have just been sworn in as Ministers for science, environment, and justice in coalition with the Social Democrats.


WE DID IT …. East West Link Gone

We_did_it_-_East-West_toll_roadThis time last year, we had a Liberal government who were intent on ramming the East-West toll road through our city, and Labor saying they would support the toll road as long as the contracts were signed before the election.

But, over the last year, you joined the community, councils and the Greens to stand against the East-West Link — you stopped this expensive, polluting road.

You knocked on doors and spoke to Melburnians about how the road would destroy what we love about Melbourne. You took to the streets to show that you would not stand by as the two old parties tried to force this toll road through and divide our city.

And you got me and a record number of Greens MPs elected to stand up for a clean economy and a liveable Melbourne right from the middle of the Victorian Parliament.