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.

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Greens blame Abbott government arrogance for poor economic figures

03 Dec 2014

The Australian Greens say Tony Abbott and Joe Hockey's Coalition government is responsible for poor economic growth figures.

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Christine Milne: Treasurer is failing to tackle corporate tax evasion

30 Nov 2014

The Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, addresses the senate on the Treasurer's failure to generate revenue by tackling corporate tax evasion.

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PM Abbott’s Liberals adrift with failed budget

27 Nov 2014

Greens Leader Christine Milne says it's time for Treasurer Hockey to accept his budget has failed, instead of trying to trick the Australian people into accepting cruel cuts.

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Climate and prosperity are global chicken and egg

16 Nov 2014

Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne says Joe Hockey can't expect to grow Australia's economy with policies that deepen inequality and worsen global warming.

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Commission of Cuts

12 Nov 2014

Senator Richard Di Natale is the Chair of a Senate Committee that has been set up to scrutinise the work of the Abbott Government's Commission of Audit.

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Senate to investigate Luxembourg profit shifting

06 Nov 2014

Greens Leader Christine Milne says the Senate inquiry she initiated to investigate corporate tax avoidance will examine new evidence of widespread and shocking profit shifting to tax haven Luxembourg.

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Greens say G20 ploy will wedge PM Abbott, not Senate

05 Nov 2014

Greens Leader Christine Milne says Prime Minister Abbott is setting Australia up to fail in the eyes of the G20, by ignoring global warming and playing domestic politics on the international stage.

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Greens slam Tony Abbott’s sneaky toll road tactics

28 Oct 2014

The Australian Greens say Tony Abbott has no respect for the Parliament the Australian people elected.

"Tony Abbott is trying to sneak his toll road fund through the back door. He has zero respect for the Parliament that the Australian people elected," Greens Leader Christine Milne said.

 

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Christine Milne: What is the ATO doing to tackle tax evasion? [Estimates]

21 Oct 2014

The Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, uses senate estimates to ask the Australian Tax Office (ATO) about multinational tax evasion.

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Christine Milne: Why is Facebook considered a small company by ASIC? [Estimates]

20 Oct 2014

The Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, uses Senate estimates to ask the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) why they classify large multinational companies, such as Facebook, to be small companies.

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