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G20 - For greed or generosity?

The G20 meeting will be more about human greed than generosity, Greens leader Bob Brown told the 'Make Poverty History' at Melbourne Town Hall this morning.  
Senator Brown said that Australian Treasurer Peter Costello's nominations of oil prices, rather than global poverty, as a prime topic for G20 is ominous.
 
"This G20 forum should be about good global governance, generosity and giving rather than greed and gluttony," Senator Brown said, noting that only 2 of the 40 G20 delegates are women.
 
"Our governments invade other countries in the name of democracy, but global democracy is not on their agenda. If the world is to secure its future it should be spending 10% of income on alleviating poverty and 1% or less on armaments, rather than the other way round," Senator Brown said.
 
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