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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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Abbott government's fuel tax increase will die in Senate

24 Jun 2014

Greens Leader Christine Milne says the Greens will not support the Abbott government's increase to the fuel tax because:

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Christine Milne: Abbott's fake deficit levy is a fig leaf

17 Jun 2014

The Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, addresses the Senate to explain why the fake deficit levy is a fig leaf to the Abbott government's permanent and cruel cuts to the most vulnerable in our society.

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Christine Milne's speech to the 2014 ACOSS Conference

12 Jun 2014

Christine spoke about the brutality of Tony Abbott's budget and the Greens' plans to block budget measures.

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Greens call to fix mining tax on back of GDP result

04 Jun 2014

Just over 80% of growth reported in today's new GDP figures have come from the mining sector, so Australian Greens say it's time to fix the mining tax to return a fair share of profits to communities.

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Ten uses for the Liberal's budget propaganda leaflets

03 Jun 2014

Despite the Prime Minister promising that there will not be a taxpayer-funded advertising campaign, it is apparent that the Federal Liberal MPs will be bombarding Tasmanian letterboxes with their budget propaganda. Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, the Greens Senator for Tasmania, offers the following suggestions on how Tasmanians can best make use of this material.

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Budget cuts outsource the investigation of white collar crime to the community

30 May 2014

Greens spokesperson for Small Business, Consumer Affairs and Competition Policy, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson comments on statements by the Chairman of ASIC, Greg Medcraft that ASIC will have to rely on more whistle-blowers to come forward to remain effective with their massive budget cuts.

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No new Landcare grants a blow for Tasmanian community groups

30 May 2014

Senator Peter Whish-Wilson has expressed his disappointment and concern that no new Landcare grants will be available for community groups over the next four years. Last night in Senate Estimates under questioning from Greens spokesperson for Agriculture Senator Rachel Siewert, Department of Agriculture officials confirmed that there is no money for new Landcare grants between now and 2018.

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PM’s adviser blinded by ideology

29 May 2014

Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne says the Prime Minister's chief business adviser, Maurice Newman, must be deaf if he hasn't heard the Greens clearly identify revenue alternatives for balancing the budget.

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WA #BustTheBudget Briefing

09 Jun 2014 | 6:00 pm

Join Senator Rachel Siewert and Senator Scott Ludlam on 9 June in Perth, where they'll talk about the budget in more detail and what we can do in WA to stand up to Abbott and his agenda.

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Sydney #BusttheBudget Forum

03 Jun 2014 | 6:00 pm

Stand up to Abbott's brutal budget

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