Christine Milne, whose Australian Greens party holds the balance of power in the nation’s Senate, grimaces as she recalls the day an opponent called her a “political slut” in Tasmania’s state parliament.
Australia’s Greens party would raise the government’s proposed levy on coal and iron ore profits and push for a carbon tax if voters give the group more power in this weekend’s election, party leader Senator Bob Brown said.
The Australian Greens Party wants Prime Minister Julia Gillard to increase a proposed levy on coal and iron ore profits and expand it to include uranium, underscoring the pressure on her two-day old minority government.
Australia’s Greens Party signed an accord with the Labor Party ensuring their support for Prime Minister Julia Gillard should she form the next government in exchange for the creation of a climate change committee to establish a price on carbon.
Australia’s Greens Party held “constructive” talks today with Prime Minister Julia Gillard to determine whether to help her form a government after a deadlocked vote at the Aug. 21 election, leader Senator Bob Brown said.