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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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"It's got to stop" - Greens call for a national ICAC
Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne tells the press in Hobart: We to restore strength in our democracy and that means creating an anti-corruption commission with teeth. To date, the Liberal, National and Labor parties have opposed the Greens' moves for a national ICAC. The Bill is still before the parliament and it's time to pass it into law.
Greens welcome pledge to enhance Parliamentary Budget Office
Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne welcomes today's commitment from Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen that a Labor government would enhance the role of the independent Parliamentary Budget Office. "The Greens set up the PBO in our agreement with the former government and it has already improved accountability and transparency when it comes to promises made by all political parties," said Senator Milne. "Just last month the Greens made an inquiry submission calling for greater powers for the PBO and greater transparency. "Labor didn't make a submission but the Greens welcome this announcement that the party is motivated to strengthen the PBO. "Expanding the responsibilities and influence of this independent office would be another great step forward for Australian democracy."  
Christine Milne re-enters fray at last - Sydney Morning Herald
Christine Milne re-enters fray at lastSydney Morning HeraldChristine Milne's decision to write to Labor, the PUP and other crossbenchers and ask for budget meetings is not before time. The Greens have been sitting on the sidelines since December, when Senator Milne cut a deal with Treasurer Joe Hockey to ...and more »
People's Climate March
Sat, 2014-09-20 11:00 - Sun, 2014-09-21 15:00 In September, world leaders are going to New York City for a historic summit on climate change. With our future on the line, we will take a weekend and use it to bend the course of history. To change everything we need everyone. As leaders gather in New York for UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's emergency climate summit, millions will march around the world in support for ambitious action on climate change. We need the People's Climate March to be the biggest climate mobilisation the world has ever seen. Find the details of the event nearest you below. Please RSVP here to join us at the People's Climate March.   MELBOURNE When: 11am, Sunday 21st September 2014 Where: Meet at State Library, march to Treasury Gardens   SYDNEY When:



 
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