The Green Movement, which describes itself as the “largest green advocacy organisation in the world”, has become one of the biggest groups in Australia.
Key points:The Green Movement has its own agenda on how to improve the environment: The Green Party, which was founded by Green MP Catherine McKinnell in 2012, is the largest party in the Greens’ federal parliament.
Its leader is Julie Bishop, who has said she will stand as an independent if elected to Parliament in 2020.
The Greens have also made several changes to the party’s policies in recent years, including an increase in the amount of funding allocated to grassroots groups.
“We have changed our agenda,” said Green Party co-leader, Catherine McKinnon.
“It’s not just about climate change and it’s not about politics.
It’s about our collective health and wellbeing.”
Ms Bishop said the Green Party had become “a grassroots movement”, and “we’ve created the infrastructure to get people engaged in the process”.
“The Greens are very concerned about what is happening with our economy and climate,” she said.
“They’ve put a lot of money into a number of community projects and we’ve put in a lot more into getting people involved.”
The Greens’ national conference takes place on February 24, 2021.
In 2015, the Greens had the third highest number of elected representatives in the country.
According to a 2016 Australian Bureau of Statistics report, the Green party is “one of the most diverse political parties in the United States”.
Ms Bishop was a member of the Australian Greens before becoming a member in 2012.
“There are so many other parties who have the same agenda,” she explained.
Ms McKinnon said she believed the Green movement would remain one of Australia’s most influential and powerful groups for decades to come.
“Green politics is a great, great thing, and we need to keep it that way,” she added.
Topics:politics-and-government,environment,environmental-impact,environment-management,government-and,parliament,australiaFirst posted November 08, 2020 13:29:46Contact Michelle KrumholzMore stories from New South Wales