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Australian Greens: Assange’s rights should be upheld

From a press release of December 6, 2010, re-tweeted today, December 15, 2010:

Assange’s rights should be upheld: Brown
The Australian Greens
Monday 6th December 2010

Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown said today the government needs to make it very clear that Julian Assange has the same rights as any other Australian who is abroad and that his rights will be looked after by the Australian authorities.… Read more ...

Australia: Green Party Introduces Legislation to Stop Further Increase in Mortgage Interest Rates

From Bloomberg via TPID:

Australia’s Greens Party will introduce legislation in the lower house today in a bid to place restraints on the ability of Westpac Banking Corp. and its closest competitors to increase mortgage interest rates. The Greens aim to put a 24-month freeze on the so-called “Big Four” domestic banks, banning them from raising their interest charges by more than the Reserve Bank of Australia’s increases .

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US Greens congratulate Australian Greens on election victories in Parliament

Australia’s ‘greenslide’ is a result of Proportional Representation — a reform promoted by Greens for fair elections in the US

“Hung Parliament” will give Australian Greens unprecedented power

Green Party Speakers Bureau: Greens available to speak on international issues, electoral reform, related topics: http://www.gp.org/speakers/subjects.php

WASHINGTON, DC — The Green Party of the United States congratulates Australian Greens (http://greens.org.auRead more ...

Four Independents and One Green Hold Balance of Power Following Australian Elections

From the Epoch Times via TPID:

The fate of Australia’s political landscape hangs in the hands of four Independent MPs, after neither Labor nor Liberal succeeded in winning a majority in the 2010 Federal Elections, Saturday, Aug. 21. . . .

For the first time in 70 years Australia is facing the prospect of a hung Parliament, whereby the two major parties will form a minority government, with the balance of power held by the four independents and one Green MP.… Read more ...