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Milne pledges Greens support for tertiary students

Australia's students are feeling let down by a federal government which fails to fully recognise the value of tertiary education in Australia, says Australian Greens Deputy Leader, Christine Milne.

Senator Milne is attending a ‘Pollie Pledge' signing hosted by the Tasmanian University Union in Launceston today, calling for politicians to use their vote in parliament for students.

"Put simply, students are our future. They are the people who one day will form the backbone of our nation, from world class renewable energy experts to rural nurses and doctors.

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Greens Road Safety strategy will save lives

For too long, the Commonwealth government has placed the responsibility of reducing road deaths and injuries firmly in the laps of state and local governments, says Australian Greens Deputy Leader, Christine Milne.

"Today, the Greens will address the needless deaths on our roads with the launch of our ‘Towards Zero' national road safety strategy.

"Our strategy aims to radically reduce road deaths through joint, cooperative actions between all government tiers, advocacy groups and road users.

Road crashes are the number one killer of young Australians.

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Making cars more sustainable makes car manufacturing more sustainable

The Greens' policies for making Australia's car fleet more efficient, launched in Melbourne today, would give Australia's car manufacturing industry a sustainable future, protecting jobs while protecting the climate.

The Greens are proposing introducing stringent Mandatory Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Standards for all vehicles sold in Australia. This would be backed up by an improved Green Car Innovation Fund, efficiency requirements for government procurement of vehicles and tying manufacturing subsidies to improvements in fuel efficiency.

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School farms & gardens: food for growing minds

Australian Greens Deputy Leader, Christine Milne says she is thrilled about the number of Tasmanian schools embracing fresh and healthy food programs for their students.

"It's so encouraging to see lots of schools embracing healthy lifestyles and encouraging the growing of fresh, seasonal food," said Senator Milne who visited Bruny Island District School today.

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Deadly gas licences must be reviewed: Milne

Australian Greens Deputy Leader, Christine Milne wants the Federal government to review all licences for the use of methyl bromide following an announcement that Tas Ports plans to pump 1.5 tonnes of the deadly gas into a moored ship near George Town.

Senator Milne commented that the use of methyl bromide is outdated and unnecessary as alternatives are available, and the EU has already banned its use.

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