The four main Greens principles are:
* ecological sustainability
* social equality and economic justice
* grassroots democracy
* peace and nonviolence
In common with all Greens groups, all decisions are made according to consensus decision-making principles. This means that we vote only when consensus is not reached and there are compelling reasons why a decision must be made at that time.
BECOME AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE GREENS
We would welcome you becoming an active member of The Greens. Go to Contact us and send off the form with your details.
Newcastle Greens Office bearers for 2011: (as elected in November 2010)
Convenor: Graham Whittall
Secretary: Therese Doyle, firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Michael Palmer, 0434 250 757, email@example.com
Membership Officers: Alison Thompson and Therese Doyle, 4926 2513, firstname.lastname@example.org
Green E-News: Beverley Symons, 4962 2160, email@example.com
Calendar of Greens & Community Events emailed approx. fortnightly to members and supporters.
Newcastle City Councillor: Michael Osborne (Ward 1) ph: 4940 8149; 0439 442 984; firstname.lastname@example.org
Lake Macquarie Greens:
Convenor: Kerry Suwald, 4975 3940; 0425 250 426, email@example.com.
Group meetings are held monthly.
Newcastle Greens: Reference/Working Group Coordinators – 2010-11
Complaints Committee: Greg Giles, 4961 1105, firstname.lastname@example.org
Election Planning & Preparation Working Group:
Jane Smith 4961 6864; 0438 417 927 email@example.com
Finance & Budget Working Group:
Greg Giles 4961 1105 firstname.lastname@example.org
Fundraising Working Group:
Media Working Group:
Margaret Henry 4961 1063; 0447 611 066 email@example.com
Membership Involvement Working Group:
Therese Doyle 4926 2513 firstname.lastname@example.org
Newcastle Local Government Reference Group:
Cathy Burgess 4920 1528 email@example.com
Policy Promotion and Issues:
Megan Benson 4997 6522 firstname.lastname@example.org
Processes & Communications Working Group:
Joe Jones 4962 1024 email@example.com
Stalls Working Group:
Annie Rooke-Frizell 4968 3648; 0403 228 443 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ross Edmonds 4023 3509 email@example.com
State & National Matters Working Group:
Chris Townsend 4967 3275 firstname.lastname@example.org
Website Working Group:
Graham Whittall 0412 071 679 email@example.com
Regional Greens Delegates:
Newcastle: Ross Edmonds, Nevenka Bareham, Margaret Henry, Keith Parsons
NSW Greens Information
As a member of Newcastle Greens, you automatically become a member of both the NSW Greens and the Australian Greens. Information about the activities and policies of the NSW Greens can be found on their website at: www.nsw.greens.org.au
To go direct to the members section: http://members.nsw.greens.org.au/members/
(Ask Bev Symons, 4962 2160, for the user name & password, if needed).
The Greens NSW office is at 19 Eve Street, Erskineville, 2043. Ph: (02) 9045 6999
The Greens have five Members of Parliament in the NSW Upper House, one in the NSW Lower House:
John Kaye: Ph: (02) 9230.2668; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cate Faehrmann: Ph: (02) 9230 2320; Email: email@example.com
David Shoebridge: Ph: (02) 9230 3030; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jan Bareham: Ph: (02) 9230 2603, Email: email@example.com
Jeremy Buckingham: Ph: (02) 9230 2202, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jamie Parker: Ph: (02) 9660 7586, Email: email@example.com
Australian Greens Information
The Greens are currently represented in the Senate by the following five Senators:
Bob Brown; Christine Milne (Tas); Rachel Siewert; Scott Ludlum (WA); Sarah Hanson-Young (SA).
Contact details and background information are at: http://greens.org.au/meet-us
And see the Australian Greens at: www.greens.org.au
From July 2011, there will be nine Greens Senators, including Lee Rhiannon (NSW).
Prior to taking her seat in the Senate, Lee can be contacted at The Greens NSW office,
ph: (02) 9045 6999; or at: 0427 861 568; or email: firstname.lastname@example.org