Australian Greens

Australian Greens

The Australian Greens is one of the newest political parties in Australia. It was formally launched on August 30, 1992, but state-based Greens parties had existed since the early 1980s.

The Greens first came to prominence in Tasmania, where 5 Greens held the balance of power in the Tasmanian Legislative Assembly between 1989-92.

Two Greens senators represented Western Australia during the early 1990s, but Senator Bob Brown from Tasmania was the only representative of the party in the Federal Parliament between 1996-2002. By 2005, there were four Greens Senators. Following the 2007 election, there were five.

The Greens had their greatest success so far at the 2010 Federal election. Adam Bandt won the Melbourne electorate in the House of Representatives. From July 1, 2011, 9 Greens Senators who held the balance of power in the Senate.

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Parliamentary Representation

Greens Representation In Australian Parliaments
Parliament Lower House Upper House
Federal
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4
NSW
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4
Vic
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3
Qld
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n/a
SA
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1
WA
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2
Tas
4
-
ACT
1
n/a
NT
-
n/a
Total
5
14

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