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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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What's happened to the Tasmanian Forests Agreement?
While the flow of taxpayers' money to the logging industry from the 2012 Tasmanian Forests Agreement was guaranteed, there was no legislated up-front conservation outcomes. In September 2014, the Hodgman government announced $7 million would be available to buy loggers back into the industry. No other Australian workers have had more multi-million dollar payouts to stay in, exit, and stay in than Tasmanian loggers. In August 2014 the Tasmanian Forest Bill was passed by the Tasmanian Parliament, allowing logging in 147 reserves (454,607 hectares) and 407 conservation areas (657,481 hectares) and making it more difficult for new reserves to be created in the future. It abandons 400,000 hectares of forest earmarked for protection under the Tasmanian Forest Agreement, with the land converting to Forestry Tasmania ownership in six years. The objectives of Conservation Areas and Regional Reserves will be changed to include logging for specialty species. The TFA: Now dead When the Tasma
The Australia Institute is out to get Christine Milne. That's a fool's strategy - The Guardian
The GuardianThe Australia Institute is out to get Christine Milne. That's a fool's strategyThe GuardianWhy has it allowed the personal animosity that Richard Denniss and Ben Oquist hold towards Christine Milne to take the Australia Institute into dangerous territory, attacking the Greens and shackling itself to an unpredictable, populist coal mining ...Perhaps we should send Christine Milne to North Korea for a capitalism detoxThe Australian (blog)Aust must dump coal industry: Milne9news.com.auA death wish for an economic lifesaverThe Daily Telegraphall 6 news articles »
Milne dismisses CCS action - The Australian
Milne dismisses CCS actionThe AustralianGreens leader Christine Milne, Bill Shorten and environment groups have seized on the agreement between Washington and Beijing to urge Tony Abbott to commit to deeper action. The US has vowed to double the pace at which it reduces emissions, ...and more »
Greens' Christine Milne issues human rights plea to Xi Jinping - The Australian
The AustralianGreens' Christine Milne issues human rights plea to Xi JinpingThe AustralianRaising concern about the communist government's human rights record, Senator Milne writes: “In particular I remain concerned about the ongoing persecution of minorities in China, including the Tibetan and Uighur communities, people of the Falun Gong ...Milne condemns China's rights record9news.com.auall 7 news articles »

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