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Gillard and Garrett can save the VCA by overturning Howard's funding cuts

The Rudd Government should immediately commit to overturning the Howard Government's funding cuts to the Victorian College of the Arts to enable the full range of top quality performance training to continue, the Australian Greens said today.

Australian Greens Deputy Leader, Senator Christine Milne, wrote to Ministers Gillard and Garrett last night seeking a meeting to discuss options for overturning the Howard Government's funding cuts to the VCA which have led to specialty courses being dropped and fears for the quality of ongoing performance training.

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G8 comes to the Huon Valley

Grade 8 Huonville High School students have discovered that the vast majority of Tasmanians are willing to tackle the threat of climate change.

Greens Deputy Leader, Senator Christine Milne, today attended a launch of the student's findings sourced from a three year survey of Tasmanians and their thoughts about a changing climate.

The event, billed as the ‘G8 (grade 8) meeting that can make a difference', saw students, young climate activists and politicians coming together to envisage a cleaner, greener planet.

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Local schools and colleges step up to climate crisis

Young people of North West Tasmania agree that anything is possible. Attendees of the Lower Emissions Schools Summit held at Ulverstone High, and students of Devonport's Don Campus say a clean, safe and sustainable planet is a reality with the right leadership; and leadership is firmly on the agenda at Latrobe High.

Senator Christine Milne talked with students at these schools and says she is delighted to see so many young Tasmanians taking real and positive steps towards developing leadership skills and addressing the climate crisis.

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Senator Milne Shows her Green Thumb

Thousands of trees are being planted this week to celebrate Schools Tree Day in Tasmania.

Senator Christine Milne showed her green thumb by joining a team of eager tree planters at Blackman's Bay Primary School in the state's south.

She said it was heartening to see our schools take part in National Schools Tree Day.

"It's great to look around and see our schools, but more importantly the next generation of Tasmanians, viewing trees as an important part of their learning environment."

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