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Australian Greens Welcome NTEU Support

Christine Milne 19 Jun 2013

Australian Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne has welcomed the NTEU's announcement they will be campaigning to ensure the Greens maintain balance of power and to help keep Adam Bandt in Melbourne to stop Tony Abbott taking total control of Parliament.

"NTEU will be campaigning on issues important to higher education and their members - they will not be making any donations to the Greens, or any individual candidate," Senator Milne said.

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Dump Electoral Funding Now

Christine Milne 29 May 2013

The electoral funding legislation should be dumped immediately, Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne said today.

"The community doesn't want it and neither do the Greens," she said.

"Growing concern about the legislation across the parliament, and strong opposition from the community, means this is fast becoming a quagmire and threatens other important reforms for which people have fought for nearly a decade.

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Old Parties Donation Stich-up Betrays Labor-Greens Agreement

Christine Milne 29 May 2013

The Australian Greens said the weak compromise deal on donations reform flies in the face of the Greens-Labor agreement signed after the 2010 election.

The Greens will consider amendments to the bill when it comes to the Senate. 

"This weak deal stitched up by the old parties will not clean up the toxic culture of political donations and is a betrayal of the Labor-Greens agreement in 2010," Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne said.

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Greens call for Australian-made honesty on food labels

Christine Milne 16 May 2013

The days of puzzling over Australian-made claims in the aisles of the supermarket would be over if a bill introduced today by Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne is passed in the Senate.

The Greens' new Competition and Consumer Amendment (Australian Country of Origin Food Labelling) Bill extends country of origin labelling to all food for retail sale and simplifies labelling to just three allowable claims:

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Disappointing Federal Budget Fails Tasmania

Tasmanians have been left feeling disappointed and excluded from last night's federal budget, the Australian Greens said today.

"Labor has let Tasmanians down with a budget that slashes university funding and renewable energy investment and fails to care for single parents and the unemployed," Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne said.

"This budget misses opportunities to fund research and innovation, support small businesses, strengthen the agriculture sector or invest in Hobart light rail.

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Greens Pay Tribute to Courageous Port Augusta Mayor

The Australian Greens have today paid tribute to Mayor Joy Baluch, a courageous advocate for the Port Augusta community.

"I met Joy on a trip to Port Augusta last year to see first-hand the strong community campaign for renewable energy," Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne said.

"A fitting tribute to her memory would be to fulfil her dream of repowering Port Augusta with solar energy."

South Australian Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young said Joy was a strong, passionate leader for the Port Augusta community.

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Greens essential third voice in election debate

Christine Milne 15 May 2013

The Australian Greens are calling on Labor to hurry up and deliver on its promise to establish a leader's debate commission before the federal election.

"I want to know why the Prime Minister hasn't delivered on her agreement with the Greens to set-up a commission to give all parties an opportunity to be part of election debates," Greens Leader Christine Milne said.

"There are only 123 days until the election and there is still no leader's debate commission.

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