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.
14 Mar 2012
Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown says the government could be setting an example to the world with an efficient tax to ensure...
14 Mar 2012
The Government has room to move $22 billion on tax to GDP ratio
14 Mar 2012
Australia is a low-taxing country with scope to increase taxation revenues to ensure our future prosperity, Australian Greens l...
13 Mar 2012
Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown has confirmed a deal with the government was sealed in talks today, securing tax cuts for small business.
12 Mar 2012
Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown spoke to Marius Benson today about the diminished mining tax and government's headlong rush ...
11 Mar 2012
Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown says the government has itself to blame if the Senate delays passage of the mining tax packa...
07 Mar 2012
The Treasurer’s questioning of charities' tax deductibility status must be matched by questions to business organisations...
06 Mar 2012
We need a review of coal mines not the gung-ho 'every mine, port or coal seam gas operation must go ahead' attitude t...
05 Mar 2012
"Wayne Swan is right. Australia's fair go is under threat," Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown says.
22 Feb 2012
Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown, part way through the Senate inquiry into the minerals resource rent tax, spoke to reporters...