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Historic Senate vote changes climate

The Australian Greens are celebrating the historic Senate vote for world-leading legislation to tackle the global nemesis of climate change.

Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown congratulated Greens Deputy Leader Christine Milne and the Gillard government for giving Australia a real breakthrough in tackling that nemesis of climate change.

"People 50 years, or 500 years, from now will thank us for doing this," Senator Brown said.

"This is a vote for Australian householders, economic planners and ecologically sound business, as well as the Great Barrier Reef, Ningaloo, the Murray Darling Basin and 700,000 property owners on our coastal margins," Senator Brown said.

You can view the press conference with the Greens MPs after the bills passed the senate here.

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