Christine Milne

Christine Milne

Christine Milne was elected to represent Tasmania at the 2004 federal election and joined the Greens Senate team on 1 July 2005. She was elected Deputy Leader of the Australian Greens in 2008.

Senator Milne is a leader in the environment in Australia and overseas. She has a long involvement in community activism and politics, beginning with the Franklin River campaign. Then she led the successful campaign to protect Tasmania’s farm lands from the impacts of the proposed Wesley Vale Pulp Mill in the late 1980s.

Christine represented the electorate of Lyons in the Tasmanian House of Assembly from 1989 to 1998, and was leader of the Tasmanian Greens Party from 1993 to 1998.

Senator Milne is also a United Nations Global 500 Laureate and is a Vice-President of the IUCN (World Conservation Union).

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Labor has abandoned its values, the Greens hold firm

Labor has abandoned its values, the Greens hold firm

01 Nov 12 “Thank goodness for you.” “Labor are trashing everything for which I used to vote for them.” “Liberal and Labor -…... Read more

COUNTERPUNCH: A carbon price is the answer

COUNTERPUNCH: A carbon price is the answer

04 Mar 11 You are currently paying polluters to pollute – they should be paying you. Did you know that your tax dollars…... Read more

Green loans - a great idea mismanaged into a debacle

Green loans - a great idea mismanaged into a debacle

22 Dec 10 I am a big supporter of energy efficiency initiatives and want to see all Australian homes retrofitted with energy and…... Read more

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