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ABC Q&A

ABC TV watchers amongst you may have seen the promos already for Christine Milne on the newish Q&A program this Thursday night, July 10, at 9.30 pm.

She will be on the panel, focussed on 'Welcome the new Senate', with Senator Helen Coonan, Minister Craig Emerson, author Linda Jaivin and everybody's favourite opinionated columnist, Andrew Bolt.

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Garnaut's policy doesn't match his science: We need transformation, not incrementalism

Professor Garnaut's portrayal of the urgency of climate change does not match his support for a slow start to emissions trading and incremental economic change, Australian Greens climate change spokesperson, Senator Christine Milne, said today.

Senator Milne said, "Professor Garnaut has come a long way in a short period of time with the complex science of climate change. But there is still a serious mismatch between his apparent understanding of the urgency of the issue and the cautious and incrementalist policy prescriptions that lie underneath his rhetoric of great change.

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Prime Minister Rudd's climate change credentials on the line in Victoria

The Victorian Labor Government's unqualified approval for the construction of a dirty brown coal fired power station in the Latrobe Valley is an act of total denial on climate change, and contempt for community wishes that governments take action to curb emissions, not increase them, Australian Greens climate change spokesperson, Senator Christine Milne said today.

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Rudd Treasury not modelling real climate protection scenarios

Treasury is only modelling global emissions scenarios with a very high risk of triggering runaway climate change, Australian Greens climate change spokesperson, Senator Christine Milne, discovered today in Senate Estimates hearings.

Senator Milne said, "I will be writing to Prime Minister Rudd and Professor Garnaut today, outlining the tremendous danger inherent in the scenarios Treasury is modelling, and calling on them to instruct the modelling team to include safe climate scenarios in their work if it is to be worth anything as a guide to public policy.

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Liberals wasting time in vital hearings

Australian Greens climate change spokesperson, Senator Christine Milne, expressed outrage at the deliberate time-wasting by Liberal Senator David Johnston and others in Estimates hearings on climate change tonight.

Senator Milne said, "It beggars belief that Senator Johnston could waste a full three quarters of an hour of vital hearings about an issue of global importance asking pointless and offensive questions about the details of Professor Garnaut's personal employment contract.

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