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Renewable Energy Target question

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Senator MILNE (Tasmania—Leader of the Australian Greens) (15:30): I move:
That the Senate take note of the answer given by the Minister for Employment (Senator Abetz) to a question without notice asked by Senator Milne today relating to the Renewable Energy Target.

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RET threat protects PM Abbott’s mates

Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne says the Renewable Energy Target has been a major contributor to cutting pollution and energy costs, and must not be scaled down or abandoned.

"Tony Abbott wants to destroy jobs, destroy investment and make power more expensive for consumers all because he wants to protect the old coal-fired generators and gas companies," said Senator Milne.

"Tony Abbott's mates in the big end of town, in the coal industry in particular, can't cope with the competition from renewable energy.

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Greens urge: Wear your heart on your lapel for real action on climate

Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne says a little-known creature native to tropical north Queensland should be recognised as a symbol of the serious and immediate threat to life presented by global warming.

A brooch modelled on the White Lemuroid Ringtail Possum has been unveiled today at the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC) conference at James Cook University in Cairns, to raise awareness of its plight.

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National Council says Greens to lead nationwide campaign on global warming

The Australian Greens' National Council has this weekend determined to lead a vigorous and focussed campaign to ensure that Australia joins the rest of the world in securing a global treaty in 2015 and that big polluters are not allowed to impose the costs of global warming onto everyone else.

"Companies are now free to pollute in Tony Abbott's Australia, but not for long. The resurgence in support for pricing pollution and genuine action on global warming begins now," said Greens Leader Christine Milne.

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Greens will lead campaign against PM Abbott’s global warming recklessness

The Australian Greens say the repeal of the price on pollution will be remembered as a monumental blunder in an era of dangerous climate change and a massive blow to Australian innovation, jobs and families. The Greens will now lead a campaign to restore genuine action on global warming.

"This is a tragic day for Australia and the planet but the Greens will lead the campaign to make the big polluters pay for global warming," Greens Leader Christine Milne said.

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Palmer amendments will not deliver

Questioning by the Australian Greens during Senate debate today has confirmed the Abbott government cannot guarantee families will be financially better off without a price on pollution.

"Not only will households have to deal with global warming, but the $550 they now think they're getting? Forget it. It's a mirage," said Greens Leader Christine Milne.

"In the Senate today, Finance Minister Cormann couldn't answer even the most basic questions about what the legislation will do. Either he doesn't know or he doesn't care.

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Senate backs Greens motion to secure ARENA

Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne has today welcomed the Senate's agreement that members must be reappointed to the board of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency.

"After Clive Palmer excluded ARENA from his announcement, the Greens have worked with other crossbenchers to secure both the funding and the future of the organisation," said Senator Milne.

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