Senator Christine Milne

Christine Milne

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Senator for Tasmania

Leader of the Australian Greens
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Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

(02) 6277 3170
(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

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

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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 to 1.7.14; Arts; Climate Change; Foreign Affairs; Prime Minister and Cabinet; Treasury from 1.7.14.

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

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