Greens National Conference Day 2

Today’s conference covered internal party affairs. It is always wonderful at Greens meetings to see and experience consensus decision making and grassroots democracy in full effect. All good stuff. Tonight South Australian Greens hosted a fundraising dinner. MC for the evening was Sarah Hanson-Young – SA lead Senate candidate – dubbed in the news yesterday…

Greens National Conference Day 1

Today Australian Greens convenor Juanita Wheeler welcomed delegates from all state and territories around Australia to The Greens National Conference in Adelaide. Discussions and workshops featured intelligent exchanging of ideas and lively debate. The conference is being held at a swanky sports and recreational centre. I liken it to a Beverley Hills Country Club. Very…

Parliament House

Visited Parliament House today. It was an absolutely fabulous experience. Visited the Senate. It was sitting. Senators speaking, other Senators speaking over the top of them, “rubarb rubarb” from the floor. Whispers in the gallery. All four Greens senators present. What important work. It’d be great to be part of that. Inspiring stuff. http://health-scan.co.uk/ www.goodportal.com.ua/

Queensland Greens State Conference Day 2

Today we had a guest speaker, Professor John Quiggin, who’s an ARC Federation Fellow in Economics and Political Science at the University of Queensland. In fact, he grabbed our attention when he declared during the last federal election the following: “The Greens economic policy is one of the most coherent and intellectually-defensible documents of its…