Green Senator Sarah Hanson-Young at a 'Friends of Palestine' Rally 2009
The Greens have been criticised for their anti-Israel leanings but Bob Brown says the party's policy on Israel is clear - they want a peaceful two-state solution. Someone forgot to tell Greens Senator Hanson-Young and Senator Kudman - both have been photographed speaking at the 'Friends of Paestine' rallies. They also want "sanctions to be imposed on the state of Israel by the Australian government until the occupation of Palestinian territories is ended in accordance with UN resolutions."
From the 1st of July 2011, the Greens will have sole control of the balance of power in the Senate. Nationals Senator Ron Boswell said "The Greens are setting a dangerous agenda for this country and are allowed free rein to do so by their Labor joint venture partners," and added "The Greens have morphed back into reds. They sell themselves as environmentalists but are really just a rebranded socialist alliance party. There's nothing cuddly about them."