Greens meet to finalise plans and policies for state election

The Queensland Greens are holding their annual state conference in Brisbane this weekend to finalise policies and campaign plans for next year’s state election.

Convenor of the Greens, Andrew Bartlett, said the party would be fielding candidates in the vast majority of seats across the state, backed up by a wide ranging suite of policies.

QCoal & ICAC events show Newman must change direction on donations

The Queensland Greens have urged Premier Campbell Newman to change direction and tighten controls on political donations. The LNP government is planning to remove an existing cap on political donations and increase the size of anonymous donations allowed to over $12 000.

Qld Greens support rally to restore funding to HIV group

The Queensland Greens have thrown their support behind a rally happening in Brisbane this evening to proests against the state government's removal of funding from the state's only HIV prevention service working with the gay & lesbian community. The rally is also protesting plans to scrap civil union rights for same sex couples.

Greens support Brisbane protest against secret ASIO rulings being used to lock up refugees

Queensland Greens Convenor, Andrew Bartlett, spoke at a protest today calling for justice for the growing number of refugees, including children, who are being locked up indefinitely due to secret ASIO assessments.

The protest was held outside the Brisbane offices of the Department of Immigration.

Funding cut to HIV prevention body shows religious fundamentalists driving LNP agenda

The Greens have strongly condemned the shock announcement by state Health Minister Lawrence Springborg to unilaterally end funding for Healthy Communities, the community based HIV/AIDS prevention organisation.

Greens vote up over 2 per cent across Brisbane and in South Brisbane by-election

Andrew Bartlett, the Greens Mayoral candidate, thanked the voters of Brisbane for delivering an increase in the Greens vote in the City Council poll.

Greens urge an end to polling day plastic wrap waste

On the eve of Brisbane’s elections, the Greens are proposing to clean up polling day by putting an end to the tens of metres of ‘plastic wrap’ signage used by other parties to smother fences, tennis courts and other spaces at polling booths across the city, in addition to the four posters allowed at each entrance.

Bartlett And Bragg make Green commitments on growth issues

Today the Queensland Greens back the community call for a review of the Local Area Plan in South Brisbane and West End.The Greens  have made a number of further committments on growth and development that involve both local government actions and actions by State government.

Last week, Andrew Bartlett, Greens Candidate for Lord Mayor of Brisbane and Jo Bragg, Greens candidate for the South Brisbane by-election, met with David Gill (representing body corporates of Zen. Que & Silhouette) to hear details of the 30 storey Aria development in Edmondstone St. This development was approved next to 4 and 5 storey residential developments without public notification, without community submissions and without any appeal rights.

More details needed on Newman's proposal for South Bank

MORE DETAILS NEEDED ON NEWMAN'S PROPOSAL FOR SOUTH BANK - WILL IT PROVIDE THIRD PARTY RIGHTS AND APPEALS FOR SOUTH BANK DEVELOPMENTS?

More details needed on Newman's proposal for South Bank

MORE DETAILS NEEDED ON NEWMAN'S PROPOSAL FOR SOUTH BANK - WILL IT PROVIDE THIRD PARTY RIGHTS AND APPEALS FOR SOUTH BANK DEVELOPMENTS?