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ASHLEY HALL: The Prime Minister Julia Gillard has pulled out of speaking to the Australian Christian Lobby's national conference next month, after its leader suggested a homosexual "lifestyle" is more hazardous to health than smoking.

The lobby's managing director Jim Wallace made the claim yesterday in Hobart, during a debate about same-sex marriage with the Greens leader Christine Milne.

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Speech: Christine Milne delivers speech on marriage equality at lawfest

Christine Milne delivered a speech at Lawfest at the University of Tasmania on marriage equality.  

Lawfest is organised by Margaret Shearer in conjunction with Dale Chen, from Elizabeth College and Professor Margaret Otlowski, the Faculty of Law and the School of Government. It has been running for 12 years for Legal Studies teachers and students.

Senator Milne participated in the event and was invited to debate Jim Wallace of the Australian Christian Lobby on the topic of marriage equality. 


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An historic day in the Senate

Dear friend,

What an historic day it has been today in the Australian Senate.

The last parliamentary sitting week before the midwinter break has seen your Greens team continue to achieve great outcomes for all Australians who want a cleaner, healthier, smarter and fairer society.

A short time ago I walked into the Senate to vote into law Australia's biggest ever public investment in clean and renewable energy - and one of the great achievements of the Greens in this parliament in building a clean energy economy.

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Greens back anti hate election pledge

It's time for all politicians and all political parties to demonstrate leadership and to end the use of bigotry and hatred as an election tool, says Australian Greens Deputy Leader, Christine Milne.

Senator Milne today signed a pledge offered by the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community asking for all parties to refrain from inciting hatred against LGBT people during the federal election campaign.

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