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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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What kind of country do we want to be?

18 Mar 2014

Australian Greens Senator, Dr Richard Di Natale spoke in the Senate about the Commission of Audit and government priorities. At the centre of his speech was the question - what country do we want Australia to be?

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PM must end budget secrecy

11 Mar 2014

The Australian Greens say Tony Abbott must come clean about his cruel cuts before voters go to the polls in elections around the country.

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Commission of Audit Process Rigged: Greens

19 Feb 2014

The Senate Select Committee into the Abbott Government's Commission of Audit released its first interim report today. Greens Senator and Chair of the Committee, Dr Richard Di Natale, said that today's report concludes that the Abbott Government was using the Commission of Audit as cover to justify the spending cuts it wants to make.

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Greens call for construction-led south-east stimulus package

12 Feb 2014

Victoria, South Australia & NSW need an economic stimulus package to create jobs and transition to a clean economy Adam Bandt said today.

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End panic on debt and let’s talk about revenue and jobs – Greens

17 Dec 2013

Responding to the release of the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook, Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne has warned against deep budget cuts and says the focus should now be on how we can raise revenue to spend on public services and the infrastructure of the future.

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Senate sets up watchdog to scrutinise PM Abbott’s Audit Commission for cuts

11 Dec 2013

The Australian Greens have succeeded in establishing a parliamentary committee to scrutinise the Abbott government’s Commission of Audit and challenge its forewarned cruel cuts to essential services. 

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Greens reach agreement to increase justification for government debt

04 Dec 2013

The Australian Greens are pleased the Government has agreed to our proposals to abolish the phoney debt ceiling and to increase parliamentary scrutiny and justification for government debt.

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Greens Leader on debt ceiling

20 Nov 2013

The Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne says Treasury Secretary Martin Parkinson has confirmed the position the Greens have taken in regards to the debt ceiling.

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PBO report confirms Greens economic credentials

18 Oct 2013

The release of the Parliamentary Budget Office report has confirmed that the Australian Greens were the economically responsible party.

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