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Senator Christine Milne

Christine Milne 13 Apr 2012

Christine Milne, Senator for Tasmania and Leader of the Australian Greens, is one of Australia's most experienced and respected environmental and community activists, with a career spanning 30 years.

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Adam Bandt elected Deputy Leader of the Greens

Christine Milne 13 Apr 2012

 

Australian Greens Leader, Christine Milne, today welcomed Adam Bandt’s election as Deputy Leader of the Greens.

“I'm delighted that Adam is to take on this important role and I'm really looking forward to working together with him as well as our whole party room,” Australian Greens Deputy Leader, Senator Christine Milne, said.

“We're a great team for the city and the bush.

“One of our great strengths is the depth of talent in our parliamentary team. They all bring their own passions and strengths and make a fantastic political force.

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Milne to build on Brown’s legacy: looking after our country and our people - for the future

New Australian Greens Leader, Christine Milne, today paid tribute to Bob Brown’s extraordinary leadership and promised to build on his legacy by reaching out to even more Australians who share our values of looking after our country and our people, now and into the future.

“Under Bob’s wise leadership, the Greens have grown into the undisputed third force in Australian politics, with our vision, policies and action towards a healthier, cleverer, cleaner future embraced by 1.7 million Australians,” Senator Milne said.

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NT Greens break new ground in Darwin & Alice Springs council elections

Northern Territory Greens candidates will be elected to Darwin City and Alice Springs Town Councils after elections over the weekend, the Australian Greens said today.

With counting of postal and absentee ballots to start tomorrow, on current results, the NT Greens expect that two Greens will be elected to Darwin City Council, and one to Alice Springs Town Council, all from strong primary votes.

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World Heritage next step in forest protection

Bob Brown 23 Mar 2012

The Gillard and Giddings governments should move to extend the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area to include forests in the Tarkine, Styx, Weld, upper Florentine and Great Western Tiers, Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown said today.

"The report by Professor Jonathan West and his team of experts has backed what the Greens have been saying for 20 years - that Tasmania's giant eucalypts and rainforests are of World Heritage value," Senator Bob Brown said.

"The report says that this could be our 'last chance' to protect the heritage values of these forests.

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Abetz/Kroger's 'defamation' thrown out of Senate

Bob Brown 19 Mar 2012

The claims by Coalition Senator Kroger against Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown and Deputy Leader Christine Milne, referred to the Senate's powerful Committee of Privileges, have been thrown out as having "no cogent evidence".

Similarly, the committee found Senator Kroger had no evidence for her claims against Mr Graeme Wood and that "no question of contempt arises". These findings were unanimous.

The claims, if proven, had opened the Senators to a sentence of six months in jail.

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