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Today I voted to pass the comprehensive Clean Energy plan through the House of Representatives – and together we have delivered on our commitment for climate action.

This legislation will help build a strong clean economy, drive investment in renewable energy and create thousands of new jobs.

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House of Representatives votes to start building a cleaner, healthier Australia

The House of Representatives vote to support the Clean Energy Future bills negotiated by the Greens, the government and independent MPs is a vital step towards tackling the climate crisis and building a cleaner, healthier Australia, the Australian Greens said today.

The bills, negotiated through the Multi-Party Climate Change Committee as a result of the Greens' agreement to support the Gillard Government, will now move to the Senate where they will be debated and voted on in November before coming into effect on July 1 next year.

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Greens supporting jobs in the transition to a cleaner future

The Australian Greens will move a Second Reading Amendment calling on the government to pay regard to green jobs plans in allocating funding from its Steel Transformation Plan and will then support the bill in both houses of parliament.

"The Greens have always said that we want to make sure that any plan for the steel industry helps workers and industry get onto a stronger, greener footing," Australian Greens Deputy Leader, Senator Christine Milne, said.

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Brown and Bandt unveil Greens carbon price ad in Melbourne

Australian Greens leader Bob Brown joined Greens MP Adam Bandt in Melbourne's Federation Square today to unveil a giant Greens billboard and information blitz on the clean energy plan.

The billboard dominated by a newspaper headline "Greens secure billions for renewable energy". The ad also riffs off the Greens election slogan "your vote is powerful" emphasising the key role Melbourne voters played in getting the government moving on the clean energy plan.

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Carbon price agreement: historic first step towards a clean energy economy

The Australian Greens, the Labor government and the Independent MPs today announced an historic agreement on a climate action package that will put a $23 per tonne price on carbon pollution, as was first proposed by the Greens, support householders and invest billions of dollars in clean, renewable energy.

This package, which the Greens have helped shape, is the first vital step towards tackling the climate crisis and building a cleaner, healthier, more secure Australia for all of us.

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