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Labor's cowardice and cruelty

Labor's cowardice and refusal to raise money from those who can afford it has led to cutting a billion dollars from the world's poorest to spend on cruelty.

"Labor will spend over a billion dollars on its cruel and inhumane PNG ‘solution' while hitting the aid budget and Australia's public service," Australian Greens Leader Senator Milne said.

"We shouldn't be slashing money from the aid budget or the public service in a rush back to surplus.

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Greens plan for fewer cuts, more revenue

The Australian Greens are calling on Labor to reverse its cuts to single parents and universities and introduce new revenue raising measures when Chris Bowen delivers his economic statement this afternoon.

"Rather than slashing programs that care for people and protect the environment, Minister Bowen should be fixing the mining tax and putting a levy on the big banks," Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne said.

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