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Christine Milne wins Honourable Mention in Australian Bicycling Achievement Awards

Australian Greens Deputy Leader, Senator Christine Milne, has been awarded an Honourable Mention in the Australian Bicycling Achievement Awards in the Award for Contribution towards Cycling by a Politician.

The award recognises Senator Milne and the Greens' success in negotiating the $40 million National Bike Paths Fund during negotiations for the federal stimulus package - the largest ever direct federal investment in cycling.

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Hobart Australia's 6th most sustainable city: Great opportunity to become number 1!

Hobart has a golden opportunity, with Greens in key ministerial positions, to become Australia's most sustainable city, the Australian Greens said today.

Hobart is listed as sixth most sustainable city in Australia in the Australian Conservation Foundation's ranking of Australia's 20 largest cities released today. The city performs well on air quality, ecological footprint, density and affordability, but drags its heels badly on transport, green building, water, climate change and food production.

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Plight of Tasmanian dairy farmers leads to real progress for all primary producers

A consensus report into the Dairy Industry from the Senate Economics Committee, sparked by the plight of Tasmanian dairy farmers, lays the groundwork for a better deal for all Australian primary producers.

"The government should grab these consensus recommendations and start work immediately building a better deal for Australian farmers," said Australian Greens Deputy Leader, Senator Christine Milne.

"The national outcry over Tasmanian dairy farmers being offered less than cost price for the milk they produced has been settled with a short-term stand-off.

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Senator Milne calls for Tas road safety measures from budget

Australian Greens Deputy Leader, Christine Milne is calling on the Federal government to allocate funding for Tasmanian road safety measures from today's budget.

"Despite 2009 being a shocking year on our roads with 64 needless deaths, the Federal government in their last budget gave not a single cent for improving safety on our roads. That's nothing at all from a $22 billion infrastructure package.

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