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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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Turnbull joins government to vote down sovereign wealth fund

24 May 2012

Parliament has voted on Adam's motion to establish a soveriegn wealth fund

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Greens to push vote on Sovereign Wealth Fund: Bandt

18 May 2012

Adam will force a vote on a sovereign wealth fund in Parliament

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Liberals join Labor in abandoning foreign aid commitment

09 May 2012

The government and opposition joined forces to vote down a Greens motion seeking to reaffirm the tripartite commitment to the target of at least 0.5% of gross national income going to overseas aid by 2015

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Greens move to reaffirm tripartite commitment to overseas aid budget

02 May 2012

The Greens will move a motion in both houses of parliament next week seeking to reaffirm the tripartite commitment to the target of at least 0.5% of gross national income going to overseas aid by 2015

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Rate cut welcome; further weakens case for surplus

01 May 2012

The Reserve Bank's decision to cut interest rates by 0.50% today is welcome news for households and small businesses across Australia, but it further undermines the Gillard Government's insistence on meeting its political surplus target in next week's Budget

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Greens move to reaffirm tripartite commitment to overseas aid budget

30 Apr 2012

The Greens will move a motion in both houses of parliament next week seeking to reaffirm the tripartite commitment to the target of at least 0.5% of gross national income going to overseas aid by 2015

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Government right to tackle super tax concessions; Greens offer way forward

20 Apr 2012

The Greens are offering the Government full cooperation in reforming superannuation tax concessions, as speculated on in today's press, as a matter of equity and as a revenue measure.

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Hockey’s vision for a dog-eat-dog Australia

19 Apr 2012

The Greens will vigorously defend a vision for Australia that sees us properly and fairly support each other and provide universal public health and education against Joe Hockey's vision of a dog-eat-dog world where short term profits are more important than people and planet.

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Not too late to slow the mining gravy train

11 Apr 2012

Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown today welcomed the AWU's support for a mining tax that delivers a fair return and sets aside funds for future generations.

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