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.


Fair Super for Public Servants

14 Aug 2013

The Greens' plan for fair indexation of military and civilian commonwealth superannuation pensions.


Tasmania into the future - ABC Saturday Extra

11 Aug 2013

Christine Milne joined a panel on ABC Saturday Extra to outline the Greens' vision for Tasmania's economic future.


Greens plan to cut taxes for small business

07 Aug 2013

The Australian Green have released a plan to ease the pressure on small business by reducing the company tax rate for small business by two per cent from 1 July 2014. "The Australian Greens understand the pressure that small businesses are feeling which is why we want to give them a fairer go by lowering company tax from 30 per cent to 28 per cent," Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne said.


Labor's cowardice and cruelty

02 Aug 2013

Labor's cowardice and refusal to raise money from those who can afford it has led to cutting a billion dollars from the world's poorest to spend on cruelty.  "Labor will spend over a billion dollars on its cruel and inhumane PNG ‘solution' while hitting the aid budget and Australia's public service," Australian Greens Leader Senator Milne said.


Greens plan for fewer cuts, more revenue

02 Aug 2013

The Australian Greens are calling on Labor to reverse its cuts to single parents and universities and introduce new revenue raising measures when Chris Bowen delivers his economic statement this afternoon. "Rather than slashing programs that care for people and protect the environment, Minister Bowen should be fixing the mining tax and putting a levy on the big banks," Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne said


Greens warn Labor not to lurch to the right on budget cuts

29 Jul 2013

The Australian Greens are warning the federal government against lurching further to the right by taking the razor to programs that care for people and protect the environment. "It is disgraceful that Labor cuts support for single parents and refuses to increase Newstart and now wants to send the unemployed to boot camps," Australian Greens Leader Senator Milne said.


Resourcing a Caring Society

15 Jul 2013

With many people feeling under increasing pressure, our government needs to fund services and suppor.


Greens to move for full Senate inquiry on $2,000 education tax deduction cap

08 Jul 2013

"The Greens have major concerns with the Rudd government's proposal to cap self education expense deductions to $2,000. This change will require legislation and we would move to send the legislation to a full Senate inquiry," said Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne.


Christine Milne's 2013 Budget reply speech

16 May 2013

The Budget is the most values laden of any document tabled in the Parliament. It reflects the priorities for the nation and the future. The Treasurer said as much at the beginning of his Budget speech yesterday. If you want to know what people value, follow how they earn and spend their money.


Disappointing Federal Budget Fails Tasmania

15 May 2013

Tasmanians have been left feeling disappointed and excluded from last night's federal budget, the Australian Greens said today.

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