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Safer alternatives to boats - we can save lives

Christine Milne 2 Aug 2012

Leader of the Australian Greens Senator Christine Milne, Greens Immigration spokesperson Senator Sarah Hanson-Young and Pamela Curr, campaign coordinator at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre held a press conference today to launch a new video featuring Afghan refugee and human rights spokesperson Najeeba Wazefadost.

They commented on the Greens' and the refugee sector's push for safer pathways for refugees ahead of the Expert Panel handing down their recommendations next week, and call on the government to compromise on their obsession with deterrents and punishment.

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Bob Brown, Christine Milne and Nick McKim outline the new economy open to Tasmania - press conference, 4 Feb 2012

Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown, Deputy Leader Christine Milne and Tasmanian Greens Leader Nick McKim outline prospects for an economic transition in Tasmania. Other issues discussed with reporters in Hobart included Labor leadership speculation. Senator Brown also reiterated the Greens' total opposition to the Nauru option and called for asylum seekers to be processed quickly and humanely onshore.


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Abbott’s ill-considered remarks highlight need to acknowledge national day truths

Opposition Leader Tony Abbott's suggestion, reiterated today, that it is time to "move on" are dismissive and unhelpful, and further mask Australia Day truths that need to be acknowledged, Acting Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne said.

"Mr Abbott's ill-considered remarks demonstrate the need to officially recognise all elements of Australia Day so that we can work towards a truly national day, Senator Milne said in Brisbane.

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Senators Brown and Milne urge Ta Ann to refuse to take wood from Tasmania's HCV forests - press conference - 22-12-11


Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown and Deputy Leader Christine Milne spoke to reporters in Hobart today amid the growing international furore over Malaysian logging company Ta Ann's destruction of Tasmania's native forests.


Senators Brown and Milne also answered questions about the onshore processing of asylum seekers, calling for the Australian government to adhere to international legal obligations.

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PM must not trade away our health, our creative voice and our farmers

The Prime Minister must not trade away vital health and social policies in her enthusiasm to cooperate with the US government in Trans Pacific Partnership free trade agreement talks underway in Hawaii, the Australian Greens said today.

"The United States, which is driving this agenda, is coming back to get what it didn't succeed in getting through the US-Australia free trade agreement," Australian Greens Deputy Leader, Senator Christine Milne, said.

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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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