Australian Greens

The Australian Greens, commonly known as The Greens, are a confederation of Green state political parties in Australia.[4] As of the 2019 federal election, the Greens are currently the third largest political party in Australia by vote. The leader of the party is Adam Bandt, and the party's co-deputy leaders are Larissa Waters and Nick McKim.

Australian Greens
LeaderAdam Bandt
Co-deputy leaders
Founded1992; 29 years ago (1992)
HeadquartersTurner, Australian Capital Territory[1]
NewspaperGreen Magazine
Think tankThe Green Institute
Youth wingYoung Greens
Membership (2020) 15,000[2]
IdeologyGreen politics[3]
Regional affiliationAsia-Pacific Greens
International affiliationGlobal Greens
Colours  Green
SloganA Future for All of Us
House of Representatives
1 / 151
9 / 76
State and Territory Lower Houses[lower-alpha 1]
16 / 455
State and Territory Upper Houses[lower-alpha 1]
10 / 155

The party was formed in 1992 and is a confederation of eight state and territorial parties. The party cites four core values, namely ecological sustainability, social justice, grassroots democracy and peace and non-violence.[5] The party's origins can be traced to early environmental movement in Australia, the Franklin Dam controversy, the Green bans, and the nuclear disarmament movement. Beginning with the United Tasmania Group, one of the first green parties in the world.[6]

Following the 2016 federal election, the Australian Greens had nine senators and one member in the lower house, 23 elected representatives across state and territory parliaments, more than 100 local councillors,[7] and over 15,000 party members (as of 2016).[8] All Senate and House of Representatives seats were retained at the 2019 federal election.[9]