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Don’t wait for politicians: divest to transform Australia

Greens Leader Christine Milne says politics is moving too slowly away from polluting fossil fuels, urging Australians to take matters into their own hands on this Global Divestment Day.

"If you're waiting to follow the leader toward a cleaner, healthier economy, you'll be waiting an awfully long time for Tony Abbott. He's too busy knighting princes and pledging his allegiance to Old King Coal," said Senator Milne.

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Greens say China trade barriers a grim warning to Abbott: don’t lock us into a doomed coal future

Greens Leader Christine Milne says the reaction to trade barriers imposed by China on coal imports highlights the risks attached to the Abbott government's determination to protect old industry and big business profits.

"It's clear the main reason the Abbott government wants a Chinese free trade deal is to underpin coal mining expansion in the Bowen and Galilee Basins and expanded export volumes into the long term. Protecting the profits of the vested interests of the big end of town is his specialty," Senator Milne said.

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