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Tasmanian pulp mill decision may help Greens secure Senate balance of power in 2007 election, says leader Bob Brown

Posted by gmarkets on 9 October, 2007

Australian Greens’ leader Bob Brown was hoping the controversial Tasmanian pulp mill decision could help his party secure the prized balance of power in the Senate at the 2007 election, wrote John Kerin in The Australian Financial Review (8/10/2007, p.4).

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Arctic sea ice 39 per cent below long-term average from 1979 to 2000 as record tumbles

Posted by gmarkets on 9 October, 2007

According to Will Dunham in Washington, Arctic sea ice hit a record low this summer, reported The Courier Mail (3/10/2007, p. 36).

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Greens outrage at Labor, Liberal support for pulp-mill: won’t direct voting preferences to either party in Tas

Posted by gmarkets on 9 October, 2007

The Greens labelled him a sell­out and the Prime Minster called him chicken – either way, Peter Garrett could not win after he announced Labor would back Malcolm Turnbull’s ap­proval of a pulp mill in Tasmania’s Tamar Valley, wrote chief political correspondent Phillip Coorey in The Sydney Morning Herald (5/10/2007, p.4).

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Government greenhouse scheme distorts market, lacks integrated policy framework, abuses goodwill of states: Senator

Posted by gmarkets on 9 October, 2007

The Australian Greenhouse Office in 1998-99 went to great lengths to develop a framework for emissions trading, and it was shelved, noted Tasmania’s Greens Senator Christine Milne in the Commonwealth Senate on 20 September 2007.

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