Greens-Labor Agreement

31st August 2010

Today the Australian Greens signed an Agreement to support a Gillard Labor Government.

The Agreement was developed in order to establish a basis for stable and effective government. 
This Agreement is significant because it formalises Greens MP Adam Bandt’s commitment to forming a Labor Government. It brings Labor to a total of 73 seats in the House of Representatives.
Critically, the Greens have formalised their support for the passage of Budget appropriations and will oppose any motion of no confidence in the Government from any non-Greens member.
The Agreement will come into effect if and when a Gillard Labor Government is established.
In summary, the Parties have committed to:
The Agreement also governs the ‘working relationship’ between the Greens and Labor, including regular meetings, notice of legislation to be introduced, economic and financial briefings from the Treasurer and Minister for Finance regarding the Budget, and a process for the Greens to submit policy proposals to the Office of the Prime Minister and to the Treasury for costing.
Further detail is available in the full text of the Agreement at



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