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At a time when the gap between rich and poor is growing, the Australian Greens want to ensure we all get a fair share of Australia's prosperity. We have demonstrated our economic responsibility by supporting the Government in managing the global financial crisis, savings thousands of jobs and small businesses. We negotiated to improve the stimulus package including providing a $500m community jobs fund.

We strongly support a tax on the mining industry's super profits which if properly applied would generate revenue for the benefit of all Australians into the future. Along with many respected economists we support a sovereign wealth fund being established from the proceeds of the mining boom to help address the two speed economy affecting many business and jobs in non-mining industries such as tourism and manufacturing. 

The Australia Greens were instrumental in the most important economic reform in recent times, the Clean Energy Future package, which is a key step in transforming Australia's economy into a clean, zero carbon 21st century economy and seizing the opportunities of creating jobs and investment.

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We will close miners asset loop hole: Greens

14 Feb 2013

Greens move to close loop hole which allow mining companies to exaggerate the value of their assets to get a higher tax break.

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Show me the money

08 Jan 2013

The Greens' recent decision to have our policies costed prompted a range of reactions.

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Greens will move Bill to lift Newstart $50/week, costed at $2b a year

05 Jan 2013

"Instead of allowing our society to become more ‘dog eat dog', it's time the Government stood up to big business and asked them to contribute this $2 billion a year we need to look after people who have fallen on tough times."

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Labor should tax millionaires, not slug single parents: Greens

29 Dec 2012

Releasing the party's second initiative costed by the Parliamentary Budget Office, Greens Acting Leader, Adam Bandt, said today that the government could raise $791m over 3 years by imposing a new 50% tax rate on millionaires, avoiding the need to cut single parent payments on New Year's Day.

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Swan should now undo damage and reverse Budget cuts: Bandt

21 Dec 2012

Adam Bandt has written to  Wayne Swan calling on the government to reverse the harmful Budget cuts made in the name of achieving the now abandoned surplus 

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Treasurer should now formally abandon surplus: Bandt

20 Dec 2012

Adam Bandt, has called on Labor and the Treasurer to formally abandon the commitment to a surplus next year.

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Revenue crisis means gov must ditch surplus: Bandt

20 Dec 2012

Government should ditch its surplus straightjacket, says Acting Greens Leader Adam Bandt.

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Cross-bench joins Greens to plug hole in mining tax

27 Nov 2012

Christine and Adam, have welcomed the support of lower house cross-benchers for a Greens bill to plug the hole in the ming tax.

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Surplus on the back of single parents and job-seekers, while miners off the hook

22 Oct 2012

Today's projected budget surplus is on the back of single parents, trainees and apprentices, researchers and job-seekers.

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Christine at the National Press Club

26 Sep 2012

Christine Milne at the National Press Club. 

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