Broadband, Communications & the Digital Economy
21 Jul 2011
Acting Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne held a press conference to discuss yet another climate change backflip from Tony Abbott, strengthening protection for privacy in Australia and the attempt to seize funds from David Hicks under proceeds of crime legislation.
18 Oct 2010
14 Aug 2010
With the NBN switched on, the Greens say a world class digital media learning and production centre based in Launceston could maximise Tasmania's communications advantage, and offer a platform for the development of an online community TV station.
Greens deputy leader, Senator Christine Milne called for a study into the feasibility of the digital media centre, saying it would provide an inspiration for those wishing to explore the benefits of a super fast internet connection.
"The Greens are very interested in any proposal that aims to maximise NBN benefits for all Tasmanians," Senator Milne said.
12 Aug 2010
While it is wonderful news to see the National Broadband Network being officially switched on today at Midway Point, it is of grave concern that Tony Abbott wishes to turn it off and condemn us all to slower technology, Australian Greens Deputy Leader, Christine Milne said today.
"The Greens support this vital communications infrastructure because it enables Tasmanians to stand shoulder to shoulder with the best in the competitive world of business.
"This is an opportunity for Tasmania to be ahead of the pack and to carve out niches before the rest of the country, especially in the promotion and marketing of new agricultural businesses.
12 Aug 2010
The Australian Greens are today launching a policy platform to help ensure a vibrant future for the performing arts in Australia.
The platform includes grants programs for innovation in the arts and for touring domestically and globally, policies to support artists through periods of unpredictable work, and a commitment to begin political engagement with the challenge of cleaning up copyright law.
29 Mar 2010
Adults in positions of power should listen to the voice of young Tasmanians when developing policy, said Greens Deputy Leader Christine Milne during the launch of FUSE 2010 Magazine in Launceston today.
The magazine, handed out with The Examiner newspaper tomorrow, is written entirely by high school, college and university students from Northern Tasmania and addresses a range of key issues relevant to young people.
"This magazine written by young people is for the whole community. It is a must read for all because the issues within these pages ranging from body image, sexting, to shopping in op shops; from homelessness and youth detention; to the climate impacts that will be faced by young people by mid century, are critical to building stronger and more resilient communities.
23 Sep 2009 | 4:30 am
Wed, 2009-09-23 04:30
Greens Deputy Leader, Senator Christine Milne will introduce an exclusive preview screening of Jonathan auf der Heide's Van Diemen's Land at the State Theatre in Hobart. The film is the true story of Australia's most notorious convict, Alexander Pearce and his infamous escape into the beautiful yet brutal Tasmanian wilderness. A point of no return for convicts banished from their homeland, Van Diemen's Land was a feared and dreaded penal settlement at the end of the earth. The award-winning Tasmanian-born director will host a Q&A event following the screening.
What: Special preview of Jonathan auf der Heide's Van Diemen's Land
When: Wednesday 23 September at 5:30pm
Where: Hobart State Theatre, 375 Elizabeth St
10 Sep 2009
On Tuesday, 8th September a large Petition bundle of SAVING AUSSIE BOOKS signatures were handed over to Federal Labor Members of Parliament - Arch Bevis, Graham Perrett and Steve Gibbons, and Australian Greens Senators Christine Milne and Scott Ludlam. All five spoke of their support for the Restrictions against Parallel Importation of Books and the utter importance of maintaining our viable and successful Australian publishing industry.
09 Sep 2009
The Australian Greens today outlined their commitment to protect the diversity of the Australian publishing industry for authors and readers, as the Federal Government considers handing over greater control to big book chains.
"The Productivity Commission's recommendation to scrap parallel import restrictions on books would hand more power and profits to overseas book chains, impacting heavily on small, independent publishers and book stores, and reducing much-needed support for new and established writers," said Australian Greens communications spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam.