The leader of the Australian Greens, Senator Christine Milne, has addressed the National Press Club and announced that the party’s agreement with the Gillard minority government is at end end.
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Text of Senator Christine Milne’s Address to the National Press Club.
Australian Democracy at the Crossroads: The mining industry and the quarry past versus the people and the innovative future.
Parliamentary colleagues, distinguished guests and friends.
Australian democracy is at the crossroads. Our future as a nation, our sense of who we are and what we want for our society and local community is now being determined by mining billionaires in boardrooms for themselves and their overseas shareholders, and what they want, is being delivered through our state and federal parliaments.
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