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Europe sends dysfunctional Morrison Government a wake-up call on climate and trade

The Australian Greens have urged the Morrison Government to heed the warnings of the EU over walking away from our Paris commitments. 

 

“The world is watching as the Coalition Government goes through a very public, embarrassing identity crisis at a time when leadership on climate change and reducing pollution is needed,” Greens trade spokesperson Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said. 

 

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Words will do nothing for bank competition, only a People’s Bank will

Greens Finance Spokesperson, Senator Sarah Hanson-Young, says there is no point in Scott Morrison repeating the exact phrase said ad nauseum by previous PMs and Treasurers past like Kevin Rudd, Wayne Swan and Joe Hockey, “If you don’t like your bank then change it.” This phrase has done nothing to help consumers in the decades it has been uttered.

Senator Hanson-Young said, “There is no competition for interest rates in banking. The ACCC knows it, the Productivity Commission knows it and unless the Government has had its head in the sand, the Government knows it too.

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Giving Robert financial regulation responsibility shows contempt for Royal Commission

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Corporate tax cut defeat is a win for communities

The Australian Greens have welcomed the defeat of the Liberal Government’s corporate tax cuts Bill in the Senate today.

 

“South Australians can breathe a sigh of relief that their schools and hospitals won’t take another hit after the Liberal Government’s tax cuts were knocked back today,” Greens finance spokesperson Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

 

“Tax revenue plays an integral part in ensuring South Australia’s schools, hospitals and other essential services are adequately funded.

 

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Centre Alliance has sold out SA

South Australians will lose $554 million in funding for essential services after Nick Xenophon’s Centre Alliance voted with the Government and Pauline Hanson’s One Nation to give tax cuts to the wealthiest Australians, including politicians and millionaires.

“Centre Alliance has sold out South Australia and enabled the Government to dismantle our country’s progressive taxation system, making the rich richer, the poor poorer and inequality worse.

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South Australians worse off if tax cuts pass

South Australia is set to lose $554 million in funding for essential services if the Turnbull Government’s income tax cuts pass the Senate this week.

Greens’ analysis of Government and Productivity Commission figures show South Australians and Tasmanians will be the biggest losers to essential services funding under income tax cuts.

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Turnbull must stand up to Trump on tariffs, not bend the knee

News that US President Donald Trump has imposed new metal tariffs on Europe, Canada and Mexico is further proof Australia’s ‘special relationship’ with the US is a security blanket, not a strategy.
 
“Trump’s unpredictable and inexplicable lurching from one trade war to the next shows Australia can’t insulate itself from his impulses by pretending everything is normal,” Greens trade spokesperson Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.
 
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