Australian Greens

The Australian Greens, commonly known as The Greens, are a confederation of Green state and territory political parties in Australia.[9] As of the 2022 federal election, the Greens are the third largest political party in Australia by vote and the fifth (or fourth, depending on how the Liberal National Party of Queensland's MPs are counted) largest by elected representation. The leader of the party is Adam Bandt, with Mehreen Faruqi serving as deputy leader. Larissa Waters and Lidia Thorpe currently hold the respective roles of Senate leader and deputy leader.[10]

Australian Greens
LeaderAdam Bandt
Deputy LeaderMehreen Faruqi
Senate LeaderLarissa Waters
Deputy Senate LeaderLidia Thorpe
Founded1992; 30 years ago (1992)
HeadquartersTurner, Australian Capital Territory[1]
NewspaperGreen Magazine
Think tankThe Green Institute
Youth wingYoung Greens
Membership (2020) 15,000[2]
Political positionLeft-wing[7][8]
Regional affiliationAsia-Pacific Greens
International affiliationGlobal Greens
Colours  Green
Slogan"A Future for All of Us"
House of Representatives
4 / 151
12 / 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.[11] 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. The party began with the United Tasmania Group, one of the first green parties in the world.[12]

Following the 2019 federal election, the Australian Greens had nine senators and one member in the lower house, and as of 2020 had over 15,000 party members.[2] At the 2022 federal election, the party's representation increased to twelve senators and four members in the lower house.

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