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Christine Milne

Christine Milne
Personal data
Date of birth14 May 1953(age 58)
Place of birthLatrobe, Tasmania
Political partyAustralian Greens
Senator for Tasmania
Assumed office1 July 2005

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Christine Anne Milne (born 14 May 1953, Latrobe, Tasmania) is an Australian Senator and deputy leader of the Australian Greens.

Christine Milne first came to public attention for her role in opposing the building of the Wesley Vale pulp mill near Bass Strait in North Western Tasmania on the basis of its allegedly harmful environmental impact. She also participated in the blockade opposing the Franklin Dam, in the ultimately successful campaign to save the Franklin River, when she was arrested and jailed in 1983.

She was first elected to the Tasmanian House of Assembly in 1989 as a member of the Tasmanian Greens in the electorate of Lyons, one of five Green politicians elected at that election. She was part of the Labor � Green Accord, a political agreement between the Australian Labor Party and the Tasmanian Greens to form government after the 1989 general election had resulted in a hung parliament. When Bob Brown stood down in 1993 to contest the federal election, she became leader of the Greens in the Tasmanian Parliament and the first female leader of a political party in Tasmania.

She oversaw a loose alliance between the Greens and Liberals after the 1996 general election, allowing the Liberals to govern in a minority until 1998 when the major parties voted to restructure the House of Assembly (from 35 to 25 seats), a move the Greens claimed was deliberately aimed at removing their influence in parliament. Liberal Premier Tony Rundle immediately called an election, which his party subsequently lost. Milne lost her seat, leaving the Greens with only one seat.

After her career in state politics, she was an advisor to Senator Bob Brown from 2000 until she was elected to represent Tasmania in the Federal Senate at the 2004 federal election. Preferences to Family First from the Australian Labor Party almost prevented her from being elected, however she managed to reach a quota mostly due to the high level of below the line voting in Tasmania. The other Green elected at that election was Rachel Siewert from Western Australia.

Christine Milne was Vice President of the IUCN (also known as World Conservation Union) from 2005 � 2008. She became Deputy Leader of the Australian Greens on 10 November 2008.

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Australian Greens climate spokesperson Senator Christine Milne joins forces with eskimo productions and comedian John Clarke to reflect on climate change action.
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( my web ) Highlights Finally the media stand up to Bob Brown and the greens asking some hard questions about their silly and not often thought trough polices. News24 ABC Senators Bob Brown & Christine Milne 17/May/2011
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Deputy Leader of the Australian Greens, Senator Christine Milne speaks about the agreement with the government to implement a fixed carbon price from July 2012, followed by an emissions trading scheme.
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Australian Greens' Senator Christine Milne presents a selection of key dollar figures highlighting the enormous value of the clean, green brand to Tasmania's economy.
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Comedian Josh Thomas asks about Julia Gillard's opposition to gay marriage. On the panel: Jason Clare, Minister for Defence Materiel; Christopher Pyne, shadow education minister; Christine Milne, Deputy Leader, The Greens; Miranda Devine, columnist, The Daily Telegraph; and Lachlan Harris, political commentator and former press secretary to Kevin Rudd.
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Greens Senator Christine Milne speaking at Australian Climate Action Summit. For more information see
10.27 min. | 3.0 user rating Christine Milne on Lateline 19/Aprill/2011 "This time it was the Greens who put this on the table after the election, it's part of our agreement with the Prime Minister and so this is something we are working very hard on...." full transcript here
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Australian Greens' Senator Christine Milne presents a selection of key dollar figures highlighting the enormous value of the clean, green brand to Tasmania's economy.
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Greens Leader Bob Brown and Deputy Leader Christine Milne held a press conference in Canberra after the Multi-Party Climate Change Committee meeting, on Tuesday May 17th.
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Collision looming over carbon tax assistance - Sydney Morning Herald Tweet this news
Sydney Morning Herald--This drew a sharp response from the Greens climate change spokeswoman, -Christine Milne-, who said negotiations over pricing carbon needed to ''take into account the needs of the whole community, not just vested interests& - Date : Sat, 09 Apr 2011 13:57:16 GMT+00:00
Department recalls committee that claimed it's impossible to eradicate Asian ... - Herald Sun Tweet this news
Herald Sun--Australian Greens senator -Christine Milne-, who has led the charge to reverse the decision, called it Australia's second chance. "The Asian honeybee could become the cane toad of the insect world," she said in a stateme - Date : Thu, 31 Mar 2011 07:03:57 GMT+00:00
PM feels the tax heat from all sides - The Australian Tweet this news
The Australian--Greens deputy leader -Christine Milne- responded to Rudd on the ABC's The Drum website with a withering political dissection of his actions and a less than subtle threat to Gillard should she act in the same way. Milne said: " - Date : Thu, 07 Apr 2011 14:06:43 GMT+00:00
Questions over Asian bee eradication - ABC Online Tweet this news
ABC Online--Committee member Greens Senator -Christine Milne- says the decision was made without gathering enough data, "And in view of the fact that a numer of scientists have said it was too early to tell whether it was eradicable or not. ... - Date : Fri, 08 Apr 2011 02:40:14 GMT+00:00
Steeling for a hit from the carbon tax - Sydney Morning Herald Tweet this news
Sydney Morning Herald--Last month the deputy leader, Senator -Christine Milne-, attacked O'Malley for telling an ABC Radio National interviewer the Greens were arguing ''there should be no compensation for steel''. Milne's st - Date : Fri, 08 Apr 2011 14:02:21 GMT+00:00
Honeybee win - Weekly Times Now Tweet this news
Weekly Times Now--The original decision was condemned by farm groups, beekeepers, Greens deputy leader -Christine Milne- and Nationals spokesman for agriculture John Cobb - the bee is thought capable of decimating both bees used for pollination and native - Date : Thu, 31 Mar 2011 06:57:50 GMT+00:00
Australian Greens challenge offset mechanism - YTWHW Tweet this news
YTWHW--"I am … not satisfied that the government understands the huge amount of offsets to the pollution pricing scheme that the carbon farming initiative could create,” Greens Senator -Christine Milne- said in a statement. The CFI has been p - Date : Sat, 26 Mar 2011 06:38:39 GMT+00:00
Greens may cut a deal to get scheme - Sydney Morning Herald Tweet this news
Sydney Morning Herald--''The Greens support making sure that Australian industry is compensated for its level of trade exposure,'' the party's deputy leader, Senator -Christine Milne-, told a news conference in Canberra on Wednesd - Date : Sat, 26 Mar 2011 00:38:18 GMT+00:00
Brown says he plans to keep going - The Canberra Times Tweet this news
The Canberra Times--Party sources say deputy leader -Christine Milne- is keen for a handover next year and that some in the Greens are frustrated there is no apparent plan beyond Senator Brown's leadership. But the Greens leader said yesterday he was - Date : Thu, 10 Mar 2011 22:46:05 GMT+00:00
Brown's political opponents will underestimate him at their peril - The Australian Tweet this news
The Australian--Among those independents was present Greens federal deputy leader -Christine Milne-. The lessons Brown and Milne learned during those fiery days in Tasmania, where they formed a precarious green-Labor accord with ALP premier Michael Field, - Date : Fri, 11 Mar 2011 14:25:40 GMT+00:00

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