Australian Greens Party

The Australian Greens is the national Greens party in Australia. It was formed as a coalition of the various state Greens parties, although the Greens (Western Australia) preserved a separate identity for some time. At the federal level there are two Greens in the Australian Senate (Senators Bob Brown and Kerry Nettle) and one MP in the Australian House of Representatives (Michael Organ), who was elected at a by-election in 2002. Currently there are Green members in the parliaments of New South Wales (2), Western Australia (5), Tasmania (4) and the Australian Capital Territory (2).

On 23 October 2003 Brown and Nettle were suspended from the Parliament for 24 hours when they interjected during an address by the visiting President of the United States, George W. Bush.

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