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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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Party Games: Greens leader Christine Milne only sane voice in Senate three ... - Courier Mail
NEWS.com.auParty Games: Greens leader Christine Milne only sane voice in Senate three ...Courier MailAmid the circus-like atmosphere of the Senate yesterday – three rings, acrobats and clowns – Christine Milne, the schoolmarm Greens senator from Tasmania, was a well of commonsense. She summed up the nonsense of the now-you-see-it-now-you-don't ...Clive Palmer better than Christine MilneHerald SunBen Oquist – the former Greens Svengali behind the Palmer party's carbon tax ...The AustralianSenate rejects the Government's bid to abolish the carbon taxABC OnlineSky News Australia -Business Spectatorall 582 news articles »
Christine Milne snub to Clive Palmer has greens on edge - Sydney Morning Herald
Sydney Morning HeraldChristine Milne snub to Clive Palmer has greens on edgeSydney Morning HeraldAt issue is the Greens' refusal to back a return to inflation-based indexation of federal fuel excise - regarded as "perverse" because the party supports price signals on fossil fuels - and Greens leader Christine Milne's claimed hostility to Clive Palmer.and more »
Greens call for swift appeal for Peter Greste
With the announcement today that Australian journalist Peter Greste will appeal the Egyptian court's conviction and seven-year sentence, Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne says it is incumbent on the Australian Government to press for a speedy resolution of the appeals process. "It is clear that the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will not intervene as long as legal processes are underway. It would be a travesty of justice if the appeals process drags on for many months," Senator Milne said. "I am calling on Prime Minister Abbott and Foreign Minister Bishop to make it clear to the Egyptian Government that Australia expects the appeals process to be conducted in a timely manner. "With the Egyptian President having said he wished the journalists had been deported after their arrest, instead of being put on trial, efforts must be stepped up to resolve legal processes as a matter of urgency. "Peter Greste and his Al Jazeera colleagues have been imprisoned since the end of las
Greens condemn attack on UN shelter in Gaza
The Australian Greens say an attack on a UN school, designated as a shelter, makes it clear nowhere in Gaza is safe as long as the fighting continues. "It is devastating to hear of more deaths and injuries, in what was meant to be a safe place for civilians in Gaza," said Greens Leader Christine Milne. "This attack must be strongly condemned and I echo the UN's calls for the immunity of UN premises in Gaza, and humanitarian law, to be respected. "It is horrific to consider the scale of the losses, with reports another 15 people died in this attack while 200 more, mainly women and children, were injured. "There have been casualties on both sides throughout this conflict but overwhelmingly the victims have been Palestinian women and children, and it's reported more than 140,000 Palestinians that have been forced to flee their homes, seeking shelter in these UN-run premises. "All sides must immediately halt hostilities and agree to a lasting ceasefire. "These kinds of hostilities can neve

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