Tasmanian Greens Leader Kim Booth MP today paid tribute to outgoing National Greens Leader Christine Milne, describing her as a passionate and visionary political trail-blazer.
“The news today that Christine Milne has stood down as Australian Greens Leader and will leave the Senate within the next few months, has come as a shock, but at the same time it is classic Christine who has calmly put the interests of the Party first and foremost in deciding the timing of her exit from the political stage,” Mr Booth said.
“I know I speak on behalf of many within the Tasmanian Greens when I say that over the decade we have watched with awe and admiration Christine’s tenacity, passion and conviction as she championed a visionary future for Tasmania, and for the nation.”
“Tasmania has Christine to thank for forging and driving the clean, green and clever Brand which now underpins so much of our economic platform and national and international reputation.”
“When it comes to leading the charge over the challenges and opportunities presented by climate change, Christine’s political and policy legacy is second to none.”
“Social justice and challenging inequity and injustice, standing up for the voiceless, and championing our wonderful unique environment from the coasts, to the wilds of the Tarkine and the immense legacy of our internationally acclaimed Wilderness World Heritage Area are the hallmarks of a public life dedicated to celebrating and protecting the best of our beautiful state.”
“Christine leaves giant footsteps in her wake, they will be hard shoes to fill.”
“On behalf of the Tasmanian Greens Party I extend a heartfelt thank you to Christine Milne for her tireless work, advocacy and vision for Tasmania, and wish her all the best in her next chapter outside parliamentary politics. Well done Christine, we cannot wait to see what you do next,” Mr Booth said.