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 leader Christine Milne, whose party holds the balance of power in parliament’s upper house, reached out to business leaders with a pledge to increase the nation’s productivity and prosperity.
Australia’s Greens party, which helped Prime Minister Julia Gillard form a minority government, sought to distance itself from the ruling Labor party whose popularity is slumping ahead of elections due Sept. 14.
Australia needs a price of more than A$40 ($42) per ton on carbon emissions, Greens Senator Christine Milne said, setting up a potential conflict with the ruling party as lawmakers negotiate details of a trading plan.
Australian regulators should probe trading in steelmakers’ shares in the week before the announcement of a carbon-tax plan that gives $300 million ($322 million) in concessions to the industry, say two lawmakers who sat on the committee that helped design the policy.
Australia’s Liberal-National coalition led by Tony Abbott defeated Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s Labor party in yesterday’s federal election. The following are likely senior members of the next government.
Australia’s Liberal-National coalition led by Tony Abbott defeated Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s Labor party in the Sept. 7 federal election. The following are likely senior members of the next government.