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An opportunity to talk about what sort of country we want to live in

Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, welcomed the Prime Minister's announcement of a September 14 election, calling for a public conversation about what kind of country we want to live in and the policies needed to get there.

Senator Milne also called for fixed three year terms.

"The Greens will continue to stand up for a more caring society, and for the environment, against the big business lobby and the old parties leading us further and further down the path to a dog-eat-dog world," said Senator Milne.

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Look at Coalition’s record on parliamentary reform

Christine Milne 30 Jan 2013

"Tony Abbott's proposals for parliamentary reform ring hollow when you recall what the Howard Government did when it had control of both houses of parliament," said Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne.

"Mr Abbott was a senior minister in the Howard Government when it took an axe to parliamentary processes in 2004.

"Destroying the integrity of the Senate Committees made it far harder for elected representatives to critically examine important issues and legislation."

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