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Ambition for a world in transition: Greens announce pollution reduction targets for post 2020

In a speech to the Sydney Environment Institute at Sydney University last night, Greens Leader Christine Milne has announced the party's new post-2020 targets for pollution reduction, saying much greater ambition is required to tackle global warming and help transition the economy.

"The big polluters are polluting for free, and the rest of us are paying the price. It doesn't have to be that way," Greens Leader Christine Milne said.

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Price gouging behind big power bills: Senate inquiry exposes lack of political will to fix it

The Greens say only gutless recommendations are contained in today's report from the Senate inquiry into electricity prices, which shows the only thing stopping Australians from enjoying lower electricity prices immediately is the lack of political will to stop major networks from gouging their customers.

"It's plainly obvious that to bring down power bills and pollution we must start with the electricity market and network charges," Greens Leader Christine Milne said.

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US, China, EU, Brazil all probe Abbott’s climate policy vacuum

Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne says international pressure is mounting on the Abbott government ahead of UN climate talks in Paris.

"It's no surprise that the rest of the world is appalled by the Abbott government's refusal to adopt meaningful global warming policy," said Senator Milne.

"Australia may stand alone and humiliated, but even worse is that Tony Abbott's global warming policy protects the profits of the big polluters now at the expense of a safe climate for our children and grandchildren.

"It is intergenerational theft on an obscene scale."

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Use of Australian coal down, down and staying down

New figures show China imported 42 per cent less coal in the first quarter of 2015 compared with the same period last year, with analysts saying it's a signal demand for Australian coal will continue to fall.

"We need to leave it in the ground, simple as that," said Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne.

"Tony Abbott has got to stop propping up this polluting industry that is falling down around his ears.

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Abbott government humiliated by World Bank on global warming policy – Greens

Greens Leader Christine Milne says the Abbott government has been further humiliated on global warming by World Bank chief Jim Yong Kim.

"Tony Abbott's dismissal of a price on pollution as some kind of extreme ideological tax that harms the economy has been exposed," Greens Leader Christine Milne said.

"Australia stands alone and humiliated on global warming policy.

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