FORA.tv Speaker - 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 was a Vice-President of the IUCN (World Conservation Union) from 2005-08.
02.18.11 | 01:28:31 min
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