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Christine Milne
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Leader of the Australian Greens
In office
13 April 2012 – 6 May 2015
Deputy Adam Bandt
Preceded by Bob Brown
Succeeded by Richard Di Natale
Deputy Leader of the Australian Greens
In office
10 November 2008 – 13 April 2012
Leader Bob Brown
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Adam Bandt
Leader of the Australian Greens
in Tasmania
In office
13 March 1993 – 29 August 1998
Deputy Peg Putt
Preceded by Bob Brown
Succeeded by Peg Putt
Deputy Leader of the Australian Greens
in Tasmania
In office
13 May 1992 – 13 March 1993
Leader Bob Brown
Preceded by Party established
Succeeded by Peg Putt
Senator for Tasmania
In office
1 July 2005 – 10 August 2015
Succeeded by Nick McKim
Member of the Tasmanian Parliament for Lyons
In office
13 May 1989 – 29 August 1998
Preceded by Chris Batt
Succeeded by Seat abolished
Personal details
Christine Anne Morris

(1953-05-14) 14 May 1953 (age 70)
Latrobe, Tasmania, Australia
Political party Greens (since 1989)
Other political
Independent (until 1989)
Neville Milne
(m. 1975; wid. 1999)
Children 2
Education St Mary's College
Devonport High School
Alma mater University of Tasmania
Occupation School teacher
(Department of Education)
Profession Academic

Christine Anne Milne AO (née Morris; born 14 May 1953) is an Australian politician who served as a Senator for Tasmania. She was the leader of the parliamentary caucus of the Australian Greens from 2012 to 2015. Milne stepped down as leader on 6 May 2015, replaced by Richard Di Natale.

Early life and education

Milne was born in Latrobe, Tasmania, the second daughter of Wesley Vale dairy farmers Tom and June Morris. She attended Wesley Vale Area School from 1959 to 1963, St Mary's College, Hobart as a boarder from 1964 to 1969, and completed her final year of schooling at Devonport High School in 1970.

She studied history and political science at the University of Tasmania from 1971 to 1974, where she resided at Ena Waite University College and was elected its President. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honours in Australian History, and a Certificate of Education in March 1975.

From 1975 to 1984 Milne worked as a secondary school teacher, teaching English, History and Social Science at Parklands High School, Devonport High School and Don College. She first came to public attention for her role in opposing the building of the Wesley Vale pulp mill near Bass Strait in North Western Tasmania on the basis of its environmental impact. She also participated in the ultimately successful campaign opposing the Franklin Dam and was arrested and jailed in 1983. She worked as a research officer with the Australian Bicentennial Historical Records Search from 1987 to 1988.

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