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Senator Milne's Afghanistan debate speech

I rise tonight to argue the case very strongly that Australia should withdraw its troops from Afghanistan as quickly and as safely as possible. Like everyone in this country, I watched the television coverage of the funeral of Lance Corporal MacKinney, who died in Afghanistan on active duty and was buried on 12 September 2010. He was the father of Annabell, and his son Noah was born on the day of his funeral. Noah will never see his father and he will grow up knowing that his father was the 21st Australian soldier killed in Afghanistan.

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Fixing the Renewable Energy Target - Second Reading Speech

Senator MILNE (Tasmania) (1.32 pm)-I rise today to welcome the changes that are coming before the Senate to address the problems with the renewable energy target. I remind the Senate and Senator Boswell, who has just resumed his seat, that when I spoke on this legislation, the Renewable Energy (Electricity) (Charge) Amendment Bill 2010 and related bills, last year I pointed out this problem would occur.

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Limitations on sale and importation of raw milk cheeses

RURAL AND REGIONAL AFFAIRS AND TRANSPORT LEGISLATION COMMITTEE - 25/05/2010 - AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES AND FORESTRY PORTFOLIO

Senator «MILNE» -I have been wanting to ask a question in relation to raw milk cheese and I do not know which area of the department is best to ask it in. Are there any restrictions on the import of raw milk cheese into Australia, especially since New Zealand now, as of September last year, allows the production of raw milk cheese? Can you tell me if there are any restrictions on the import of raw milk cheese into Australia and why, if there are?

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Biosecurity - myrtle rust, varroa mite, seahorses and macaques

RURAL AND REGIONAL AFFAIRS AND TRANSPORT LEGISLATION COMMITTEE - 25/05/2010 - AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES AND FORESTRY PORTFOLIO

CHAIR -Thank you, Ms Anderson. As there are no further questions for Trade and Market Access, thank you. We now welcome officers of the Biosecurity Services Group, which includes the divisions formerly known as the Quarantine and Biosecurity Policy Unit, Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service-AQIS- Biosecurity Australia and Product Integrity, Animal and Plant Health, known as PIAPH.

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ABARE's understanding of forestry economics

Christine Milne 24 May 2010

RURAL AND REGIONAL AFFAIRS AND TRANSPORT LEGISLATION COMMITTEE - 24/05/2010 - AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES AND FORESTRY PORTFOLIO - Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics

Senator «MILNE» -I have only got three minutes, so I will not pursue that right now. I wanted to move on to forestry projections. Can ABARE just indicate to me the point at which plantation sawn timber production in Australia displaced native forest sawn timber production? When did that occur? Do you recall?

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