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Bartlett fuel crisis summit welcomed

Australian Greens climate change spokesperson, Senator Christine Milne, today wrote to Premier David Bartlett welcoming his commitment to holding a summit on alleviating the impact of fuel prices on Tasmanians and offering her expertise and participation.

Senator Milne said, "Tasmanians hurt by the cost of transport and facing the prospect of ever-increasing fuel prices need real, urgent relief, and I look forward to the opportunity to discuss with the Premier the best options for providing this relief.

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National Transport Crisis: PM and Premiers must act on mass transit

Australian Greens climate change spokesperson, Senator Christine Milne, today called on Prime Minister Rudd to commence an urgent COAG process to bring on fast mass transit alternatives for Australian commuters and relieve the mounting pressure on household budgets.

Senator Milne said "Australians stuck in traffic today and stretching household budgets to pay for petrol are sick and tired of the nonsense non-solutions being promoted by both the old parties.

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Liberals wasting time in vital hearings

Australian Greens climate change spokesperson, Senator Christine Milne, expressed outrage at the deliberate time-wasting by Liberal Senator David Johnston and others in Estimates hearings on climate change tonight.

Senator Milne said, "It beggars belief that Senator Johnston could waste a full three quarters of an hour of vital hearings about an issue of global importance asking pointless and offensive questions about the details of Professor Garnaut's personal employment contract.

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Oil price forecasts way off again: ABARE has egg on its face

The former head of ABARE, Dr Brian Fisher, famously said that, if prices are high enough, roosters will lay eggs.

Australian Greens climate change spokesperson, Senator Christine Milne, today said that ABARE now has egg all over its face after another woefully inaccurate oil price forecast, leaving the Australian community scrambling to deal with a fuel price crisis.

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Five things Mr Rudd can do today to reduce oil price impact

Australian Greens climate change spokesperson, Senator Christine Milne, today rejected Prime Minister Rudd's extraordinary claim to have done all he can on fuel prices, highlighting five decisions his Government has made that have a negative impact and should be reversed.

Senator Milne said, "Prime Minister Rudd's claim to have done all he can on fuel prices is a blinkered view which completely ignores the need to plan urgently for peak oil and wean Australia off our oil addiction fast.

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