Greens Policies

WA Green's Four Pillars

The resources of our planet are finite. The devaluing and unsustainable exploitation of the natural environment has led to degraded and unstable... Read more...
The Greens (WA) seek to radically expand the democratic processes and institutions of our society. We believe that people have a fundamental right... Read more...
The Greens (WA) seek a just and peaceful world, free of war and violence. We reject violence and call for nonviolence to be established as a core... Read more...
Social justice requires ecological and economic sustainability, real democracy, peace and nonviolence and a respect for the earth. The Greens (WA)... Read more...
The Greens (WA) acknowledge that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, as the original inhabitants of this country, have a special cultural... Read more...
Western Australia’s rural communities are essential to our food security, economy, and cultural identity. The Greens (WA) recognise the important... Read more...
The community is concerned about air pollution. Smog can damage lung and bronchial tissue, cause eye irritation, coughs, headaches and respiratory... Read more...
The Greens (WA) believe that: animals are sentient beings with intrinsic worth the welfare of animals must be respected with regard to both... Read more...
The Greens (WA) believe that: all spheres of government are responsible for helping to facilitate creative expression and engagement with the... Read more...
The Greens (WA) consider waste to be the result of a broken process. A wasteful society is one which does not appropriately value resources, and... Read more...
The Greens (WA) believe that: The protection and conservation of biodiversity1 is essential for the wellbeing of all life on Earth, including... Read more...
The Greens (WA) believe that: all children have the right to realise their full potential as human beings through the best possible family,... Read more...
The Greens (WA) commit to immediate, strong and sustained action on climate change by reducing our emissions of greenhouse gases and putting in place... Read more...
The Greens (WA) believe that: The community service sector plays a vital role in sustaining our economy, and protecting and supporting many... Read more...
Multiculturalism is respect for and celebration of diversity of culture. Culture includes language, beliefs, customs and traditions within the... Read more...
The Greens (WA) believe that people with disability: whatever the origin, nature, type or degree of disability, are individuals who have an... Read more...
The Greens (WA) seek to save and preserve life, but we do not believe in forcing people to continue to exist in painful or degrading conditions... Read more...
The Greens (WA) believe that: our economy exists to support and enhance the sustainability and prosperity of the current generation, without... Read more...
The Greens (WA) believe that: education is a public good education empowers people to live purposeful, satisfying lives and to participate... Read more...
The Greens (WA) believe that: prime agricultural land should be protected to ensure food security food production should be sustainable (... Read more...
The Greens (WA) recognise the unique and natural beauty of Western Australia’s native forests and woodlands and acknowledge both their intrinsic... Read more...
The Greens (WA) believe that: freedom of gender identity is a fundamental human right acceptance and celebration of people of diverse gender... Read more...
The Greens (WA) oppose transgenic and animal genetic engineering and the release into the environment of genetically engineered micro-organisms.... Read more...
The Greens (WA) believe that access to a comprehensive, high quality health care system is a basic human right, and that a public health system is... Read more...
Heritage is the environment, objects and places that we inherit from the past and pass on to future generations.  It is inseparable from Culture... Read more...
The Greens (WA) believe that: housing is a basic human right everyone should have access to appropriate, safe, secure, sustainable and... Read more...
The Greens (WA) believe that all people have a right to a safe, peaceful existence, free from crime and the fear of violence. The rule of law and... Read more...
The Greens (WA) acknowledge Local Government’s valuable role in the local governance and representation of local issues and delivery of essential... Read more...
The Greens (WA) believe that: there is an urgent need for ecologically sustainable management of Western Australia's waters because our marine... Read more...
The Greens (WA) believe that: all people who experience mental illness should be able to live free from stigma, discrimination and exclusion,... Read more...
The consequences of the extractive industries on economic, environmental and social sustainability must be considered by decision-makers and each... Read more...
There is a strong link between the mining and export of uranium and nuclear weapon proliferation. There are unacceptable environmental, health,... Read more...
The Greens (WA) vision is of a Western Australia where seniors are healthier, feel secure, and are valued active participants in all aspects of... Read more...
The Greens (WA) believe that: government integrity, accountability and transparency are vital to a healthy democracy lack of transparency... Read more...
While technological advances in the western world have resulted in many improvements to the Western Australian standard of living, an over-reliance... Read more...
Plantations and farm forests can meet all of our current and future timber needs, and will underpin future prosperity and diversification of our... Read more...
The Greens (WA) believe that: all citizens have a fundamental right and responsibility to be directly involved in the economic and political... Read more...
Western Australia has one of the most centralised demographic concentrations in the world where the vast majority of our population live in a single... Read more...
The Greens (WA) believe that: freedom of sexuality is a fundamental human right acceptance and celebration of people of diverse sexuality, e.... Read more...
The use of both legal and illegal drugs may harm individual users, their families and the community. Tobacco smoking is the single largest cause of... Read more...
The Greens (WA) believe that: cities and towns can be designed and built to minimise environmental harm and maximise social well-being the... Read more...
The Greens (WA) believe that: current Western Australian planning and funding of transport infrastructure is unjustifiably biased in favour of... Read more...
Urban Bushland is bushland remaining in the built up areas of our towns and cities and in areas influenced by, or likely to be influenced by,... Read more...
The Greens (WA) believe that: a changing climate poses new problems for water resource management which affects biodiversity, forests in water... Read more...
The Greens (WA) believe that: Western Australia faces increasing pressure on water supplies with continued growth in population and industry... Read more...
The Greens (WA) believe that we have a responsibility to protect our wetlands as part of our natural heritage The Greens (WA) are concerned... Read more...
The Greens (WA) believe that: women are subject to systemic discrimination on the basis of their gender men have an obligation to address... Read more...
The Greens (WA) view work as something which should be rewarding, enriching and the basis of our families’, communities’ and state’s welfare and... Read more...
The Greens (WA) believe that: young people have the right to live their lives free from violence, harassment, prejudice and discrimination... Read more...
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Hon Lynn MacLaren MLC - Member for South Metropolitan Region Legislative Council, Parliament of Western Australia