At a time when the gap between rich and poor is growing, the Australian Greens want to ensure we all get a fair share of Australia's prosperity. We have demonstrated our economic responsibility by supporting the Government in managing the global financial crisis, savings thousands of jobs and small businesses. We negotiated to improve the stimulus package including providing a $500m community jobs fund.
We strongly support a tax on the mining industry's super profits which if properly applied would generate revenue for the benefit of all Australians into the future. Along with many respected economists we support a sovereign wealth fund being established from the proceeds of the mining boom to help address the two speed economy affecting many business and jobs in non-mining industries such as tourism and manufacturing.
The Australia Greens were instrumental in the most important economic reform in recent times, the Clean Energy Future package, which is a key step in transforming Australia's economy into a clean, zero carbon 21st century economy and seizing the opportunities of creating jobs and investment.
10 Jul 2011
The Australian Greens, the Labor government and the Independent MPs today announced an historic agreement on a climate action p...
11 Apr 2012
Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown today welcomed the AWU's support for a mining tax that delivers a fair return and sets aside...
10 Apr 2012
The Essential poll showing 73% support maintaining services and investment and a delay in returning to a budget surplus, backs ...
07 Apr 2012
Treasurer Wayne Swan should reverse the government's doctrinaire insistence on a surplus in the May budget, Australian Gre...
05 Apr 2012
A down-payment in the May budget on more education spending, in line with Gonski's reforms, would demonstrate a genuine commitment.
22 Mar 2012
Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown is incredulous at today's news from Tasmanian minister David O'Byrne.
20 Mar 2012
Some 15,000 Tasmanian businesses will enjoy the cut in their tax rate on 1 July, assuming the tax legislation for small busines...
19 Mar 2012
Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown has called on the government to review the mining tax soon after it begins, to increase reve...
16 Mar 2012
Bob Brown and Richard Di Natale discuss the Future Fund, President Hamid Karzai's comments about the recent incidents in A...
16 Mar 2012
How would you spend $100 billion for Australia?