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Greens congratulate Rosie Batty

On behalf of the Australian Greens, Leader Christine Milne is congratulating Rosie Batty on being named the 2015 Australian of the Year.

"I'm so pleased that Rosie has been recognised in this way for her resilience and incredible determination to make Australia a safer place for people to live," said Senator Milne.

"There were no dry eyes here on the front lawns of Parliament House as Rosie dedicated her award to Luke, saying he had not died in vain.

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PM Abbott as Minister for Women only deepening inequality

Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne says Tony Abbott has revealed himself as small-minded in both the climate debate and his view of women, after claiming his greatest achievement as the Minister for Women has been abolishing the carbon price, because "women are particularly focussed on the household budget."

"He might as well have said his greatest achievement was to help women buy a better iron so they can stay home and iron more often," said Senator Milne.

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Christine Milne: Destroying the Joint Is About More Than Being a Woman in Power

Christine Milne 26 Jun 2013

This is Christine Milne's chapter from the Destroying the Joint anthology.

What did Alan Jones mean when he said ‘women are destroying the joint'? Was it, as some have characterised it, nothing more nor less than a howl against the rise of women into positions of power and influence? Was it purely and simply an angry man's general tirade, steeped in misogyny? Or was it a deeper fight back against the slow but sure progress towards a fairer, more compassionate, more forward-thinking society?

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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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