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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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Greste's shocking show trial, PM Abbott must put all diplomatic options on the table - Milne
Greens Leader Christine Milne says the Prime Minister should immediately intervene with the Egyptian President and consider all diplomatic options regardless of any avenues of appeal being followed by the Greste legal team. "This has been a shocking show trial. It is a terrible day, not only for Peter Greste and his family but for the free press across the world," Senator Milne said. "I have zero confidence in the integrity of the Egyptian legal system that has imprisoned journalists for reporting the news, and which sentences protesters to death. "Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Australia must now lead international action to intervene with the Egyptian government to secure the release of Peter Greste and void this ridiculous verdict. "All diplomatic options, including sanctions, should be on the table. "If Egypt wants any hope of re-joining the international community with any standing or respect, it must stand for a free press and release Peter Greste and his colleagues immediately."
Greens leader Christine Milne rules out Senate deals with Tony Abbott - Sydney Morning Herald
Sydney Morning HeraldGreens leader Christine Milne rules out Senate deals with Tony AbbottSydney Morning HeraldThe Prime Minister's hopes for easy passage of his signature budget measures rest with a party leader he has met just once since the election - and left her completely cold. Greens leader Christine Milne said she met Tony Abbott in his office late last ...Greens say PM Tony Abbott can't be trusted to negotiate over budget cutsRadio AustraliaAbbott wants a meeting of the minds with the GreensThe ReporterLiberals flag 'meeting of minds' with GreensBusiness Spectatorall 224 news articles »
Christine Milne joins Insiders - ABC Online
ABC OnlineChristine Milne joins InsidersABC OnlineAnd while she joins us, here's Tony Abbott, who has just held a news conference in Houston where he was asked about the latest Australian thinking on the situation in Iraq. TONY ABBOTT, PRIME MINISTER (during press conference): The group which is ...Prime Minister Tony Abbott seeks out a line of action on the growing Iraq ...The Daily TelegraphAustralia's Trade Minister Says Barack Obama's Climate Change Policy Is Just ...Business Insider AustraliaIraq crisis: Tony Abbott reaffirms support for United States in response to ...The West Australianall 201 news articles »
Christine Milne: We have a PM who is effectively barking mad on climate change
The Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, addresses to Senate to oppose the repeal of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC). The CEFC raises money for the government, while creating jobs in renewable energy and helping reduce Australia's emissions. Senator MILNE (Tasmania-Leader of the Australian Greens) (09:31): I rise today to oppose the government's move to abolish the Clean Energy Finance Corporation. It is critical that the government faces the fact that we are living in a global climate emergency. That is the fact of the matter. The greatest threat to human civilisation this century is global warming, and it is disgraceful that the Prime Minister refuses to acknowledge that. I want to talk about the Clean Energy Finance Corporation in that context. It is intergenerational theft not to face the threat of climate change. What it means is that life is going to be worse for genera

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