Senator Christine Milne

Christine Milne

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Senator for Tasmania

Positions
Leader of the Australian Greens
Party
Australian Greens
Chamber
Senate

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Contact details

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 3170
Fax:
(02) 6277 3185

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Level 1, Murray Street Pier
Murray Street
Hobart, TAS, 7000

Postal address
GPO Box 896
Hobart, TAS, 7001

Telephone:
(03) 6224 8899
Fax:
(03) 6224 7599
Toll Free:
1300 131 720

Connect with Christine Milne

Email
senator.milne@aph.gov.au
Websites
Personal website
Party website

Alternative URL

www.aph.gov.au/Senator_Milne

Biography

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Parliamentary service

  • State: Elected to the Tasmanian House of Assembly for Lyons 1989. Defeated 1998.
  • Federal: Elected to the Senate for Tasmania 2004 (term began 1.7.2005) and 2010.

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Committee service

  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: Legislation Committee from 1.7.05 to 11.9.06 and References Committee from 14.5.09 to 11.9.12; Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport from 23.8.08 to 14.5.09.
  • Senate Select: Agricultural and Related Industries from 14.2.08 to 26.11.09; Climate Policy from 17.3.09 to 15.6.09; Electricity Prices from 23.8.12 to 1.11.12.
  • Joint Statutory: Corporations and Financial Services from 4.7.11 to 7.7.11; Public Accounts and Audit from 4.7.11 to 7.7.11; Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity from 20.9.12 to 5.8.13.
  • Joint Select: Parliamentary Budget Office from 23.11.10 to 23.3.11.

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Conferences, delegations and visits

  • Attended Australia-India New Horizons Program, India, October 1996.
  • Elected Delegate to the Australian Constitutional Convention, February 1998.
  • Attended United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Buenos Aires, November 1998; The Hague, November 2000.
  • Attended European Federation of Green Parties Congress, Paris, February 1999; Federation of the Green Parties of the Americas General Meeting, Mexico, September 1999; Federation of Green Parties of Asia-Pacific General Meeting, Brisbane, April 2000.
  • Attended 2nd World Conservation Congress, Amman, October 2000; 3rd Conference, Bangkok, November 2004.
  • Attended Global Greens Meeting, Canberra, April 2001.
  • Attended Pacific Islands Nature Conservation Conference, Cook Islands, July 2002.
  • IUCN Adviser to the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO, Paris, March 2003.
  • Attended IUCN Worlds Parks Congress, Durban, September 2003.
  • Attended IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, Sydney, July 2005.

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Parliamentary party positions

  • State: Parliamentary Leader of the Greens (Tas) 1993-98 (first female leader of a political party in Tasmania).
  • Federal: Deputy Leader of the Australian Greens from 10.11.08 to 13.4.12.
  • Leader of the Australian Greens from 13.4.12.
  • Australian Greens Portfolios: Climate Change; Resources and Energy; Trade; Finance and Administration; Competition Policy and Small Business; Arts; Food Security and Regional Australia from 1.7.11 to 1.7.12; Arts; Climate Change; Defence and National Security; Finance and Administration; Food Security; Foreign Affairs; Forests (Tasmania); Prime Minister and Cabinet; Regional Australia; Resources and Energy; Treasury; Whaling and Antarctica from 1.7.12 to 11.11.13; Prime Minister and Cabinet; Treasury and Finance; Foreign Affairs and Defence; Climate Change, Resources and Energy; Arts; Food Security and Regional Australia; Forests (Tasmania); and Antarctica from 11.11.13.

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Personal

  • Born 14.5.1953, Latrobe, Tas.

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Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament

  • BA(Hons), CertEduc (Tas).
  • Secondary school teacher 1975-84.
  • Environmental activist from 1980: Leader, Wesley Vale Pulp Mill campaign 1988-89; participated in Franklin River blockade 1983 and Tarkine wilderness protest 1995.
  • Research officer, Australian Bicentennial Historical Records Search 1987-88.
  • Member, Tasmanian House of Assembly 1989-98 (see Parliamentary service above).
  • Adviser to Senator RJ Brown 2000-04.

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Honours

  • Women 88, Australian Bicentennial Award 1988.
  • Global 500, United Nations Environment Programme 1990.

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