The Greens in Palerang

Archive for June, 2012

Greens point to urgency of yes vote at referendum

Sunday, June 24th, 2012

The Greens in Eden-Monaro say that the High Court ruling that the Commonwealth acted outside its constitutional powers in funding the National School Chaplaincy Program (NSCP) is the biggest impetus yet in the campaign for constitutional recognition of local government.

Greens candidate for Eden-Monaro and Palerang councillor Catherine Moore says it is imperative  for communities around the country to mobilise now to support the campaign for local government  recognition in the constitution, to ensure a resounding “yes” vote at referendum.

“The viability of local government is at stake as a result of this ruling, as it sets a precedent that threatens local government funding. Many of the federal grants that councils currently receive, such as the Financial Assistance Grants (FAGS), could disappear.

“While this decision might be a big win for accountability, it also threatens the ability of local councils to function; many councils rely on their FAGS to carry out much-needed roadwork in country areas, for example.” (more…)

World Environment Day - Rio+20 must build an inclusive global economy; people before profit

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

This World Environment Day the Global Young Greens call on the international community, meeting at Rio+20 in the coming weeks, to build a more inclusive global economy that puts people and the planet before profit. The economy of the future must be judged a success only if it eradicates poverty, addresses gross inequality and meets the challenges of looming environmental crises in unison.

At present, the poorest 20% of humanity receive only 1% of global income, while the richest 20% receive over 80%. In addition, during the past 20 years the poorest 40% of humanity has had their income increased by only 1%.[1] (more…)

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