The Australian Conservation Foundation has congratulated new Greens leader Richard Di Natale and thanked Christine Milne for her significant contribution to public life, action on climate change and the protection of nature in Australia.

“I would like to thank Christine Milne for everything she has done to protect nature in Australia and contribute to the large movement of Australians demanding serious action to tackle climate change,” said ACF’s CEO Kelly O’Shanassy.

“Over 25 years, in Tasmanian and federal politics, Christine Milne has shown great passion and wisdom in advocating for nature and a safe climate within the tough world of politics.

“I wish her all the very best for whatever she gets involved in next.

“ACF also congratulates Senator Richard Di Natale and the new deputy leaders of the Greens party, senators Larissa Waters and Scott Ludlam.

“The Greens’ strong electoral support in recent federal and state elections demonstrates that many Australians are deeply unsatisfied with the traditional political approach to environmental issues, energy policy and climate change.

“Nature protection and action on climate change are not issues on the margins – they are mainstream concerns that demand a strong political response.

“We urge the new Greens leadership team to take seriously the job of representing the large number of Australians who are deeply concerned about nature and climate.”

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