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The speeches on the Clean Energy Bills

Australia is closer than ever to a clean energy future, with the bills to put a price on carbon and invest in clean, renewable energy being debated in the Senate. These bills, which wouldn't have happened without the Greens, are a vital first step to tackle the climate crisis and transform our economy.

These are the speeches made by the Australian Greens' MPs during the debate of this historic legislation.

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Australian Greens National Conference Press Conference - November 6, 2011

Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown, Senator for Queensland Larissa Waters, Senators for Western Australia Rachel Siewert and Scott Ludlam, and Member for Melbourne Adam Bandt spoke to the media about the Australian Greens National Conference in Fremantle, WA.

Topics included the allocation of preferences, the environmental threats posed by developments in the Kimberley, and the Nationals' call for a "discussion paper" on coal seam gas. 

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House of Representatives votes to support the Clean Energy Future bills

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 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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Today Melbourne delivered

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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