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Attorney-General Brandis must be sacked

Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne says the Prime Minister must immediately sack Attorney-General George Brandis, who has been censured by the Senate today.

"The Australian Senate has declared it's lost confidence in Minister Brandis. He must be sacked," said Senator Milne.

"The current Attorney-General is unfit tho hold the office. His behaviour has demeaned the Senate and the Parliament.

"He should uphold the rule of law and defend the institutions which act as the independent umpire of the state.

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PM pushes terror button again, ignores social cohesion

Christine Milne 23 Feb 2015

The Greens say Prime Minister Tony Abbott is again desperately trying to distract from his failing government, by embedding himself in an agenda of fear and anxiety, while completely ignoring the need to bring Australians together.

"Tony Abbott is again pressing the terror button in order to shore up his own position. It won't make us safer," Greens Leader Christine Milne said.

"Real leadership will bring people together, not divide them.

"An effort to build our community, rather than to implement divisive new laws, is what's required.

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Government must apologise to David Hicks

Christine Milne 19 Feb 2015

The Greens say David Hicks deserves and immediate apology for the injustice he has suffered, also calling for a thorough investigation about how and why the Australian Government let this happen.

"David Hicks was subjected to a bogus conviction, torture and wrongful imprisonment. An apology should be immediate," said Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne.

"Mr Hicks has described himself today as exhausted, worn out and defeated. An apology is about acknowledging the injustice he's suffered, and doing something to make it right.

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Greens oppose guns in Parliament

Christine Milne 10 Feb 2015

The Greens have written to the President of the Senate opposing armed guards being stationed inside both chambers of Parliament.

"More guns don't make people safer," Greens Leader Christine Milne said.

"Australians don't want militarisation of our public spaces, which includes Parliament.

"The Greens do not support firearms being carried anywhere inside the building.

"It has been a long-standing practise in the Westminster system that no arms are to be carried in the Parliament."

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Defamation backdown a victory for Tasmanians

Greens Leader Christine Milne is congratulating Tasmanians who railed against the Liberals' sneaky attempt to change the state defamation laws to silence their critics.

"The Hodgman government has embarrassed itself, and Tasmania, by replicating Tony Abbott's protection of big business at the expense of the community," said Senator Milne.

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Australian Government must apologise to David Hicks

Christine Milne 23 Jan 2015

With reports that the United States Government has admitted that former Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks is innocent and his conviction in 2007 for providing material support for terrorism is invalid, Greens Leader Christine Milne has called for the Australian Government to apologise for its part in his wrongful imprisonment, torture and the outrageous abuses of related legal processes.

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