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ENG: Christine Anne Milne (born 14 May 1953, Latrobe, Tasmania) is an Australian Senator and leader of the parliamentary caucus of the Australian Greens. From 1975 to 1984 Milne worked as a secondary school teacher, teaching English, History and Social Science. She first came to public attention for her role in opposing the building of the Wesley Vale pulp mill near Bass Strait in North Western Tasmania on the basis of its environmental impact. She also participated in the ultimately successful campaign opposing the Franklin Dam and was arrested and jailed in 1983. Political career Milne was first elected to the Tasmanian House of Assembly in 1989 as a member of the Tasmanian Greens in the electorate of Lyons, one of five Green politicians elected at that election. After her ...
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Milne confirms climate talks breakthrough

Deputy Greens leader Christine Milne has confirmed reports of a carbon tax breakthrough, saying the Multi-Party Climate Change Committee is "on track" to have the scheme starting in July next year. Independent MP Tony Windsor says a deal may be signed off "next week". It is understood agreement has been reached over the amount of compensation to be paid to industry, and a guarantee the carbon tax will switch to a market-based emissions trading scheme in 2015. It is believed the Government has agreed to the Greens' proposal for an independent climate change commission to advise on what ...

Greens Deputy Milne to National Farmers` Federation Congress

Let`s Grasp This Opportunity Addressing the National Farmers' Federation Congress today, Australian Greens Deputy Leader, Senator Christine Milne, urged farmers to seize this tremendous opportunity to shape their own future instead of adapting to changes forced onto them. The Greens and rural independents who will share the balance of power in the new parliament also share elements of a positive vision for rural and regional Australia. "What a great opportunity that our parliament is getting a renewed focus on rural and regional Australia just as the vital issues of climate change, ...

Milne hopes for carbon price compromise

Greens Senator Christine Milne says she is hopeful the major parties will be open to compromise on the issue of a carbon price. Prime Minister Julia Gillard says she will not rule in or out the concept of a carbon tax, despite rejecting the idea before the election. She says the Government will instead consider various options through a new climate change committee that will be set up. The terms of reference for that committee will be finalised by the end of the month. Senator Milne has welcomed the changed approach, and says she had a useful meeting with the new Climate Change ...

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Record Hydro profit shows benefits of carbon price, RET for Tasmania
Hydro Tasmania’s record profit announcement today highlights what a fantastic boost the carbon price and Renewable Energy Target (RET) have been for Tasmania, Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne said. “Hydro Tasmania has made a record profit thanks to the carbon price and RET, but the Abbott government has deliberately destroyed future profit potential,” Senator Milne said. “A profitable Hydro Tasmania has the potential to inject millions into the state budget. Its record $750m to the Government over the past five years is critical to the state budget and the jobs of teachers, nurses and the public service. “Tasmania has already suffered a blow from the carbon price abolition and now Hydro Tasmania is warning that uncertainty about the future of the RET is jeopardising future returns to the state. The financial disaster that the Abbott government has delivered to Tasmania by abolishing the carbon price will hit hard in the 2014-15 financial year and
Christine Milne: 'Arming militias in Syria and Iraq is risky' - video - The Guardian
Christine Milne: 'Arming militias in Syria and Iraq is risky' - videoThe GuardianGreens leader Christine Milne says Australia should be helping young disaffected people to prevent them feeling they have more in common with foreign Jihadist organisations than Australians. Meanwhile, she says the PM and attorney general have ...Not our war? Combat in Iraq - the key issuesSydney Morning HeraldIS should be renamed the Barbaric StateThe Australianall 7 news articles »
Greens say China trade barriers a grim warning to Abbott: don’t lock us into a doomed coal future
Greens Leader Christine Milne says the reaction to trade barriers imposed by China on coal imports highlights the risks attached to the Abbott government's determination to protect old industry and big business profits. "It's clear the main reason the Abbott government wants a Chinese free trade deal is to underpin coal mining expansion in the Bowen and Galilee Basins and expanded export volumes into the long term. Protecting the profits of the vested interests of the big end of town is his specialty," Senator Milne said. "In the age of global warming it is ridiculous to be pursing a dig it up and ship it away fossil fuel dependent economy, but that's the only kind of economy Tony Abbott understands. "By driving coal mines and coal ports the Abbott government is condemning investors to stranded assets and lost investment dollars. "Divestment from coal and investment in renewable energy is the key for the future of the Australian economy but it is the opposite of what the Abbott Gover
Christine Milne: We will follow US into a Middle East quagmire – video - The Guardian
The GuardianChristine Milne: We will follow US into a Middle East quagmire – videoThe GuardianThe Greens leader, Christine Milne, says there is no doubt Australia is following the US into a long quagmire in Iraq. She says Australia following America into a war in Iraq 'will not be something that is either simple or straightforward or short ...

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