Treasury

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.

media-releases

Greens move to scrap royalty free ride from mining tax

10 Jun 2012

Adam Bandt has said royalties and the mining tax should be delinked

media-releases

Putting GST on food, health and education a backwards step for the economy

08 Jun 2012

Extending the GST to food, health and education, three of the most important parts of our lives to invest in, as suggested today by the Grattan Institute would be a big backwards step for our economy, the Australian Greens said today.

media-releases

Putting GST on food, health and education a backwards step for the economy

08 Jun 2012

Extending the GST to food, health and education, three of the most important parts of our lives to invest in, as suggested today by the Grattan Institute would be a big backwards step for our economy, the Australian Greens said today.

estimates

Commonwealth Grants Commission

04 Jun 2012

Estimates hearing with Commonwealth Grants Commission

media-releases

Tea Party Tony’s debt ceiling disaster

30 May 2012

The Opposition's economically ignorant attempt to block lifting Australia's debt ceiling to levels that would still be amongst the lowest in the world demonstrate that Tony Abbott, Joe Hockey and Andrew Robb cannot be trusted with Australia's economy

media-releases

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

media-releases

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

media-releases

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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