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Transcript: Christine Milne and Adam Bandt: MRRT, science funding, Prisoner X, Treaty for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Christine Milne 14 Feb 2013

Christine Milne and Adam Bandt outlined a new Greens push to amend depreciation loopholes in the mining tax. Adam Bandt commented on the Greens-Coalition motion on protecting science and research funding in the Budget that passed the House today and Senator Milne also commented on Prisoner X.

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Subjects: Mining tax, science and research funding, Prisoner X, Treaty for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

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Australian Greens support ACT right to decide size of Legislative Assembly

Christine Milne 13 Feb 2013

The Australian Greens are pleased that today the Government, following negotiations with the Greens, introduced a bill to enable an increase in the size of the ACT Legislative Assembly.

"I am pleased that we have secured the right of ACT residents to decide their own future, putting the needs of the ACT firmly on the Government's agenda." Australian Greens leader Senator Christine Milne said.

"The Greens will continue to stand up for the people of the ACT and support their request to have the Legislative Assembly that is best able to meet the demands of the Territory."

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Abbott’s plan is extreme and dangerous

"Tony Abbott's plan to carve $800 million from foreign aid to fund mega-projects in northern Australia is total madness," said Leader of the Australian Greens, Senator Christine Milne

"It is a recycled plan from Joh Bjelke Petersen, and it's Gina Rinehart's favourite.

"Let's be honest here, Tony Abbott is doing exactly what Gina Rinehart wants.

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