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Greens Leader on debt ceiling

The Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne says Treasury Secretary Martin Parkinson has confirmed the position the Greens have taken in regards to the debt ceiling.

"It is clear that the $400 billion that we have offered the government will be enough to deal with the December deadline and this financial year, and then the government is in a position to come back at a later time and ask for more," Senator Milne said.

"Mr Parkinson was repeatedly asked about the urgency of the $500 billion limit, and repeatedly he talked about the forward estimates and the years ahead.

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