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Breakthrough in Tasmania part of national Greens growth

The breakthrough in Tasmania, with Greens MPs to take on ministerial positions for the first time in Australian history, is part of a national and global growth and broadening in the role played by Greens. It bodes well for the coming Federal election.

"The Greens deserved more, but this breakthrough bodes well for Tasmania and the country as more Greens get the opportunity to feed our positive ideas into the heart of government," Australian Greens Acting Leader, Senator Christine Milne, said.

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Time for cooperative government to deliver climate action

We are at a moment of great opportunity. Cooperative government in Tasmania may be about to deliver another period of positive reform. And, with the same effort, cooperative action in Federal parliament could deliver the beginnings of real climate action in this country with the Greens' proposal for an interim levy on polluters. In each case, the Greens stand ready. We are waiting for Labor and Liberals to come to the party.

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Tasmania chokes on Bartlett's greenhouse election promises

As burn-off season begins, Tasmanians are again forced to endure not only poor air quality but the humiliation of living in a state where climate vandalism is government policy, says Greens Deputy Leader, Senator Christine Milne.

"As Tasmanians choke on the smoke from burn-offs and endure an increase in respiratory problems, they should reflect on the cynicism of Premier Bartlett's claims that he takes public health and climate change seriously.

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Is Bartlett's 20 year RFA extension pledge a con?

Tasmanian Premier David Bartlett must immediately indicate whether the Federal government has agreed to "immediately renegotiate" the regional forest agreement (RFA) to lock in old growth forest logging for a further 20 years to 2037.

"David Bartlett must say which Federal Ministers he has spoken to and when, or apologise and admit that his forest pledge was more about generating conflict and conning forest workers," Australian Greens Deputy Leader, Senator Christine Milne, said

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