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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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No time for looking back
I acknowledge that we meet here on land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation, and pay my respects to their elders past and present. The year 2015 will be seen in retrospect as the year of step-change for solar and renewables more generally. 2013 marked the year that more renewables were deployed globally than fossil fuels.  In 2014 a Saudi-government backed conglomerate funded by their oil profits made history in a small, but very significant way when they won a tender to supply large scale solar in neighbouring Dubai. Without any subsidies of any form, they got the project up for just 6 cents a kilowatt hour. The Chief Executive of Bloomberg Finance has called this the ‘Hussein Bolt’ of the energy world – a record setter.  Interestingly the bid that came second would have also been a world record. What joy it brings us all to think that just four years ago costs for building large scale solar were around 35 cents per kwh. Despite these milestones,
We deserve answers on global warming
Tonight the “Minister for the Environment” Greg Hunt, and shadow Minister Mark Butler will be on Q&A.Will you ask the two old parties to explain how they can claim that they’re taking action on global warming while tearing down the RET and digging up more coal? TIPS: •    Use the hashtag #QandA •    Keep your tweets short, sharp and to the point•    Be timely! Q&A will be monitoring their twitter stream as the program is playing, so respond to what the panelists are saying (or not saying!) •    Follow us on twitter at @GreensMPs and Christine Milne at @SenatorMilne•    Twitter handles for the panellists are: @PeterSinger  @GregHuntMP  @Mark_Butler_MP  @amandavanstone  @mrs_truscott HERE ARE SOME IDEAS YOU COULD TWEET ABOUT: Renewable Energy  •    Today we've heard that the Labor and Liberal parties continue to g
I'm off to save planet, says Christine Milne - The Australian
The AustralianI'm off to save planet, says Christine MilneThe AustralianA key player in the introduction of the abandoned Gillard carbon tax, Senator Milne said yesterday that the Greens would continue to push the issue. “But the reality here is that with an Abbott government you are not going to get progress on anything ...Richard Di Natale: New Greens leader is a 4WD-loving sports fanaticThe Daily TelegraphAfter Shorten's shabby Milne send-off, can Labor's Greens resentment end?The GuardianMilne's rural report cardQueensland Country Lifeall 34 news articles »
Given our climate politics, who can blame Christine Milne for retiring? - The Guardian
The GuardianGiven our climate politics, who can blame Christine Milne for retiring?The GuardianRegardless of the surprise of the press gallery, anyone paying attention realised Christine Milne would have been thinking deeply about her future. With her first grandchild on the way, the planet's future would also have been brought into a stark new ...Christine Milne's departure a win for Tony AbbottSydney Morning HeraldChristine Milne resigns: School teacher rose to national prominence after ...ABC OnlineGreens leadership: Christine Milne was a snarling, negative leaderThe AustralianBusiness Insider Australia -NEWS.com.au -Farm Weeklyall 302 news articles »



 
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