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.
29 Dec 2012
Releasing the party's second initiative costed by the Parliamentary Budget Office, Greens Acting Leader, Adam Bandt, said today...
21 Dec 2012
Adam Bandt has written to Wayne Swan calling on the government to reverse the harmful Budget cuts made in the name o...
20 Dec 2012
Adam Bandt, has called on Labor and the Treasurer to formally abandon the commitment to a surplus next year.
20 Dec 2012
Government should ditch its surplus straightjacket, says Acting Greens Leader Adam Bandt.
27 Nov 2012
Christine and Adam, have welcomed the support of lower house cross-benchers for a Greens bill to plug the hole in the ming tax.
22 Oct 2012
Today's projected budget surplus is on the back of single parents, trainees and apprentices, researchers and job-seekers.
26 Sep 2012
Christine Milne at the National Press Club.
26 Sep 2012
Speech to the National Press Club by Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne
26 Sep 2012 | 11:30 am
"An economy that serves the needs of people and nature, not the other way round"
22 Aug 2012
Adam Bandtwill move in parliament for an inquiry into the growing RBA banknote bribery scandal.