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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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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 »
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 »
Greens warn Tasmania: Don’t kill the goose that laid tourism’s golden egg
The Australian Greens say the Tasmanian government cannot be trusted to properly assess the environmental impacts of development in national parks and World Heritage areas, for which it has today opened expressions of interest. "Unfortunately in Tasmania we have a government with the mentality that if you can't dig it up or cut it down then you should put a resort on it. That's a very bad idea," said Greens Leader Christine Milne. "The Greens want Tasmania to benefit from a strong tourism industry, so the Hodgman government has to get real. "If you want to sell your reputation globally and you want to talk wilderness, you have to maintain wilderness values," said Senator Milne. "I would have zero confidence in any panel set up by the Hodgman government to assess the merit of these projects. "With the Commonwealth now handing approvals back to the states, what we'd see is the same people who've allowed mining in areas which should be protected giving the tick-off to resorts. "You can
Budget impasse: Greens can't name one measure they will support - The Guardian
The GuardianBudget impasse: Greens can't name one measure they will supportThe GuardianChristine Milne cannot nominate a single budget measure the Greens will definitely support in the Senate as parliamentary opposition hardens. Only appropriations bills and the deficit levy on high income earners are certain to pass. The Greens had said ...

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