A ballot for the new leader of the party was conducted at 11.30 am – an hour later Richard Di Natale was announced as the Leader of the Greens Party.
Di Natale was elected into the Senate in 2010, representing the seat of Victoria.
Larissa Walters and Scott Ludlam have been announced as co-deputy leaders.
Debrief Daily previously reported….
Christine Milne has announced her resignation as leader of the Australian Greens Party on Twitter.
In a media release on Facebook, Milne said she had "achieved what I set out to achieve when I took over the leadership".
Milne is soon to become a grandmother and said she had made the decision with her family.
"The Greens have gone from strength to strength with solid election results and a growing, engaged party membership," she said
Read the full statement from the Green's here:
Christine Milne took over the Greens leadership in 2012, after the retirement of Bob Brown.
“After 3 years as leader, 10 years as a senator, and 25 years in politics, the time has come" Milne said in her Facebook status.
"Life after parliament is not however, life after politics. The fight for action on global warming will continue and I will take my passion, and all that I’ve learnt, to that fight standing shoulder to shoulder with the community here, and all over the world, for climate justice..
"I would like to say thank you. To my family, staff, colleagues, friends, party members, supporters and voters – thank you. I have cherished your input, your passion, and your support."