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CBA record half-year profit shows big banks can afford to pay more tax

10 Feb 2016

Greens Treasury spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said that news the Commonwealth Bank has posted another record half-year profit of $4.8 billion proves the big banks can afford to pay more tax.

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Greens urge government to change direction on tax

10 Feb 2016

Greens Treasury spokesperson Adam Bandt MP wrote to Treasurer Scott Morrison late yesterday urging him to adopt a fairer ‘Plan B’ on tax reform that could pass through the Senate. Mr Bandt’s letter outlined the Greens’ proposals for progressive taxation of superannuation and reforming negative gearing, areas that the government is reported to be considering.

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Malcolm should cut the innovation buzzwords and genuinely move to Close the Gap

10 Feb 2016

The bitterly disappointing Prime Minister’s report on Closing the Gap shows there are many areas with next to no change in cutting Aboriginal disadvantage across the key areas, Senator Rachel Siewert has said today.

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Up to 23 consignments of produce sent overseas from farm linked to salmonella outbreak

10 Feb 2016

Questioning by Senator Rachel Siewert in Senate estimates last night has revealed Australian lettuce linked to an outbreak of salmonella may have been exported overseas.

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Greens support Committee recommendations to Close the Gap for people with disability and stop racism in health care

10 Feb 2016

Recommendations by the Close the Gap Steering Committee that call for a national inquiry into racism in healthcare and Close the Gap targets for Aboriginal people with disability and imprisonment rates have been welcomed by the Australian Greens.  

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Medicinal cannabis bill only the first piece of the puzzle: Greens

10 Feb 2016

Australian Greens Leader Dr Richard Di Natale today cautiously welcomed the government’s bill to establish a national licensing scheme for the cultivation of medicinal cannabis but warned that it still falls short of delivering for patients.

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