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Greens back levy after $100 million win on solar and support for affordable housing, education

The Australian Greens will support the flood levy in the House of Representatives and the Senate after important gains from the Government on their proposed funding cuts.

Greens Leader Bob Brown, Deputy Leader Christine Milne and MP Adam Bandt took their concerns directly to the government and negotiated a good outcome that will release funding for flood recovery and protect key programs.

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Greens back levy after $100 million win on solar and support for affordable housing, education

The Australian Greens will support the flood levy in the House of Representatives and the Senate after important gains from the Government on their proposed funding cuts, Greens Leader Bob Brown, Deputy Leader Christine Milne and MP Adam Bandt said in Canberra today.

“The Greens have taken our concerns directly to the government and have negotiated a good outcome that will release funding for flood recovery and protect key programs,” Senator Brown said.

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Greens stand up for tertiary students

Australia's tertiary students should be reassured that a vote for the Greens is a vote for improved learning and living, says Australian Greens Deputy Leader, Christine Milne.

Senator Milne is attending a ‘Vote for Students' rally hosted by the Tasmanian University Union in Hobart today, where calls will be made for political parties to improve living and learning conditions for tertiary students.

"Putting money into learning now will reap major rewards for Tasmania. Students are our future. They are the future innovators, the future state and nation builders.

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Milne pledges Greens support for tertiary students

Australia's students are feeling let down by a federal government which fails to fully recognise the value of tertiary education in Australia, says Australian Greens Deputy Leader, Christine Milne.

Senator Milne is attending a ‘Pollie Pledge' signing hosted by the Tasmanian University Union in Launceston today, calling for politicians to use their vote in parliament for students.

"Put simply, students are our future. They are the people who one day will form the backbone of our nation, from world class renewable energy experts to rural nurses and doctors.

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Gillard and Garrett can save the VCA by overturning Howard's funding cuts

The Rudd Government should immediately commit to overturning the Howard Government's funding cuts to the Victorian College of the Arts to enable the full range of top quality performance training to continue, the Australian Greens said today.

Australian Greens Deputy Leader, Senator Christine Milne, wrote to Ministers Gillard and Garrett last night seeking a meeting to discuss options for overturning the Howard Government's funding cuts to the VCA which have led to specialty courses being dropped and fears for the quality of ongoing performance training.

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G8 comes to the Huon Valley

Grade 8 Huonville High School students have discovered that the vast majority of Tasmanians are willing to tackle the threat of climate change.

Greens Deputy Leader, Senator Christine Milne, today attended a launch of the student's findings sourced from a three year survey of Tasmanians and their thoughts about a changing climate.

The event, billed as the ‘G8 (grade 8) meeting that can make a difference', saw students, young climate activists and politicians coming together to envisage a cleaner, greener planet.

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Nation-Building Funds Amendment Scheme - Second Reader

I rise today to say how very disappointed the Greens are with the government's decision not to keep the money that was promised to the education infrastructure fund in the fund. I would like to remind the Senate of the genesis of this and the conversation and the argument that occurred in the Senate. In the first quarter of last year when the government brought in its Infrastructure Australia legislation, there was a long debate in the Senate.

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