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Regulation bonfire is a smokescreen

The Australian Greens say Tony Abbott is trying to burn up important protections in his so-called regulation bonfire.

"When Tony Abbott has a bonfire of regulations he hides his true agenda in the smoke," Greens Leader Christine Milne said.

"The Prime Minister's rhetoric on this repeal day is all about storytelling and hiding help for his mates. Many of these changes are routine review of redundant regulations, but there are some very bitter pills.

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Greens leader launches Griffith candidate

Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne today launched the Greens candidate for the Griffith by-election, Geoff Ebbs, saying the by-election would be a test of Prime Minister Tony Abbott's leadership and his secretive government.

"Despite his secretive government, Tony Abbott's true agenda of driving harsh budget cuts and environmental vandalism at the reef and in our forests has been exposed," Senator Milne said.

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100 days, 40 failures: a preview of secretive, cruel and chaotic government

Christine Milne 16 Dec 2013

Releasing a list of the Abbott government's top failures, the Australian Greens say the first 100 days have been a secretive, cruel and chaotic preview of what is to come.

"During the election campaign the Abbott government's true agenda was hidden behind cheap rhetoric, but you can't run a country with a slogan," said Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne.

"The Abbott government has tried to claim a so-called mandate to take Australia back to the last century, but he doesn't have one.

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Secret bill to hit families hard

Rachel Siewert 10 Dec 2013

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The Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013. Heard of it? We’re not surprised if you answered no. Under the guise of administrative changes, the Coalition Government are trying to rush through a raft of damaging changes to community services. Worse, the Labor Party is working with the Coalition to pass them!

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Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne has expressed sadness over fatal accident at Mount Lyell copper mine.

Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne has expressed sadness and shock over the fatal accident at Mount Lyell copper mine.

"This is a devastating accident and I know all Tasmanians will be shocked and saddened to hear of these two tragic deaths. Our thoughts are with their families and co-workers.

"This brings back terrible memories of the Beaconsfield disaster. It is just terrible news for the community in Queenstown and for Tasmania.

"It is appropriate that a full and independent investigation be conducted.

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Greens pay tribute to Nelson Mandela and celebrate his life

Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne has expressed profound sadness at the passing of the great Nelson Mandela, but says the world will celebrate his life as a gift to South Africa, the world and all of humankind.

"South Africa and the world will today mourn the loss but celebrate the life of the great leader, freedom fighter and President, Nelson Mandela," Senator Milne said.

"Nelson Mandela inspired people around the world with great courage, commitment and personal sacrifice.

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