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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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Milne at Senate doors: cutting diesel fuel rebate good for climate and economy

22 Mar 2012

Christine Milne at the Senate doors explaining why cutting the diesel fuel rebate would be good for the climate and the economy

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Cut fossil fuel subsidies for a fairer, cleaner, more balanced budget

21 Mar 2012

Cutting the $2 billion rebate mining companies get on diesel fuel excise is an excellent step to a safer climate and a fairer, cleaner and more balanced budget, and one that the Australian Greens have brought to the attention of the current and previous governments many times.

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Mining tax needs review to ensure revenue for Australia's future

19 Mar 2012

Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown has called on the government to review the mining tax soon after it begins, to increase revenue for much-needed nation-building reforms.

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Bob Brown and Richard Di Natale Press Conference - March 16, 2012

16 Mar 2012

Bob Brown and Richard Di Natale discuss the Future Fund, President Hamid Karzai's comments about the recent incidents in Afghanistan, Foreign Minister Bob Carr's comments about the Pagua New Guinea election, and the mining tax legislation that is before the Senate.

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For a more efficient mining tax package: Brown

14 Mar 2012

Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown says the government could be setting an example to the world with an efficient tax to ensure Australians get a fair share of the returns from the nation's mineral wealth, and putting aside some of the proceeds in a sovereign wealth fund for the needs of future generations.

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Bob Brown press conference on tax to GDP ratio

14 Mar 2012

The Government has room to move $22 billion on tax to GDP ratio

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Government coffers short $22b: Greens

14 Mar 2012

Australia is a low-taxing country with scope to increase taxation revenues to ensure our future prosperity, Australian Greens leader Senator Bob Brown said today.

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Adam discusses Green's tax break for small business

14 Mar 2012

Adam Bandt talks to ABC's Fran Kelly about tax cuts for small business

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