Broadband, Communications & the Digital Economy
09 Mar 2012
The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) is a trade agreement being negotiated between Australia, the USA, New Zealand, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam.
15 Feb 2012
Senate Estimates questions to the Office for the Arts on the Australia Council Review and the Production / PDV / Location offsets for films and games
15 Feb 2012
Questions to the Australia Council for the Arts in Senate Estimates hearings, specifically regarding Craft Australia, Leigh Warren and Dancers and general fair notice of defunding.
01 Feb 2012
Christine Milne speaks to Jon Faine on ABC Melbourne about media ownership and Gina Rinehart
Milne press conference on Rinehart and media ownership, education funding, political donations and more
01 Feb 2012
Christine Milne press conference in Hobart on Gina Rinehart and media ownership, education funding, political donations and more
22 Dec 2011
The Daily Telegraph has launched another error-ridden attack on sensible policy today, the Australian Greens said.
"Rupert Murdoch's Daily Telegraph is once again allowing its editorial bias to trump factual reporting, at great cost to the community," Australian Greens Acting Leader, Senator Christine Milne, said.
"How sensible policies to help Australian householders save money and cut pollution can be twisted into a scare campaign about increased costs is almost beyond imagining, but that is what the Daily Telegraph has done
"Apparently the Daily Telegraph would rather scare its readers with dishonest reporting than actually advise them on how to reduce their living expenses.
21 Dec 2011
Remarks made by ABC managing director, Mark Scott, that internal television production at ABC Tasmania is not guaranteed is a cause for great concern, the Australian Greens said today.
The ABC is required under its charter to run a national organisation with strong local content, but this suggests that the ABC is continuing to centralise its operations in Melbourne and Sydney at the expense of the regions.
"Tasmania is a vibrant place with so many stories to tell and so many talented people to tell those stories," Australian Greens Deputy Leader, Senator Christine Milne, said.
"The ABC is designed to take those stories to a wide audience, but it needs to be properly resourced to help it do so.
13 Nov 2011
The Prime Minister must not trade away vital health and social policies in her enthusiasm to cooperate with the US government in Trans Pacific Partnership free trade agreement talks underway in Hawaii, the Australian Greens said today.
"The United States, which is driving this agenda, is coming back to get what it didn't succeed in getting through the US-Australia free trade agreement," Australian Greens Deputy Leader, Senator Christine Milne, said.
"The Prime Minister must immediately release the negotiating text so that all Australians can see exactly what is under threat. The fact that the US is insisting it be kept secret is of great concern.
"The Greens support a fair trade agenda which enables greater global cooperation and trade and helps lift people out of poverty while improving workers' rights, environmental protection and social policies. A free trade agenda which waters down all these rights is not fair.