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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.

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Mining tax talks continue

22 Nov 2011

Talks are continuing between the Australian Greens and the Gillard government on how to make up the $20 million per annum lost by the government's readjustment of the mining tax to exclude corporations making profits of up to $75 million per annum.
The talks Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown and the Member for Melbourne Adam Bandt held with Prime Minister Julia Gillard this evening were not conclusive.
"We don't want $100 million cut from schools and hospitals or childcare over the forward estimates. We've put forward half a dozen options but the government has rejected these - including raising the mining tax rate from 22.5% to 22.7% to make up the shortfall," Senator Brown said.
"Talks are expected to continue tonight," Senator Brown said. "Debate in the House might not be concluded tonight."
 

Talks are continuing between the Australian Greens and the Gillard government on how to make up the $20 million per annum lost by the government's readjustment of the mining tax to exclude corporations making profits of up to $75 million per annum.


The talks Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown and the Member for Melbourne Adam Bandt held with Prime Minister Julia Gillard this evening were not conclusive.


"We don't want $100 million cut from schools and hospitals or childcare over the forward estimates. We've put forward half a dozen options but the government has rejected these - including raising the mining tax rate from 22.5% to 22.7% to make up the shortfall," Senator Brown said.


"Talks are expected to continue tonight," Senator Brown said. "Debate in the House might not be concluded tonight."


 

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Bob Brown talks to ABC News Radio's Marius Benson about the MRRT 22-11-11

22 Nov 2011

Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown joins Marius Benson on ABC News Radio to discuss the MRRT after the Gillard government further whittled away at the mining tax in response to a demand made by MP Andrew Wilkie.

Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown joins Marius Benson on ABC News Radio to discuss the MRRT after the Gillard government further whittled away at the mining tax in response to a demand made by MP Andrew Wilkie.

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Bob Brown speaks to reporters at Senate doors about the MRRT 22-11-11

22 Nov 2011

Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown speaks to reporters in Canberra about the ball being in the Government's court as Prime Minister Julia Gillard seeks support for a mining tax that has been whittled away at the expense of funding for schools, healthcare and transport.
Senator Brown also answered a question about a conscience vote on equal marriage.
 

Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown speaks to reporters in Canberra about the ball being in the Government's court as Prime Minister Julia Gillard seeks support for a mining tax that has been whittled away at the expense of funding for schools, healthcare and transport.


Senator Brown also answered a question about a conscience vote on equal marriage.


 

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Bob Brown press conference rejecting amendments which further erode MRRT revenue

21 Nov 2011

Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown, speaking to reporters just before Senate question time, outlines opposition to amendments that further reduce the revenue garnered by the Gillard Government's proposed Minerals Resource Rent Tax.

Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown, speaking to reporters just before Senate question time, outlines opposition to amendments that further reduce the revenue garnered by the Gillard Government's proposed Minerals Resource Rent Tax.

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Ensure mining tax delivers revenue: Brown

21 Nov 2011

 
The Australian Greens are proposing amendments to the watered-down mining tax which are revenue positive and the Gillard Government should ensure that the revenue from the tax is not further undermined.
"The Greens want a fairer mining tax, a genuine super profits tax. If there is to be any change to the mining tax it should be, at the very least, revenue neutral," Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown said in Canberra today.

 


The Australian Greens are proposing amendments to the watered-down mining tax which are revenue positive and the Gillard Government should ensure that the revenue from the tax is not further undermined.


"The Greens want a fairer mining tax, a genuine super profits tax. If there is to be any change to the mining tax it should be, at the very least, revenue neutral," Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown said in Canberra today.

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Bob Brown, Adam Bandt - press conference on a fairer mining tax and a safe exit from Afghanistan

21 Nov 2011

Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown and Member for Melbourne Adam Bandt outlined the Greens' position on the MRRT, namely to protect the revenue stream from moves in Parliament to further water down the mining tax.
The Greens will also move for a debate on setting a date for a safe exit of Australian troops from Afghanistan.

Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown and Member for Melbourne Adam Bandt outlined the Greens' position on the MRRT, namely to protect the revenue stream from moves in Parliament to further water down the mining tax.



The Greens will also move for a debate on setting a date for a safe exit of Australian troops from Afghanistan.

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Senator Bob Brown press conference - November 14, 2011

14 Nov 2011

Australian Greens Leader Senator Bob Brown spoke to media in Hobart about the government's 'mini-budget' announcement. He also discussed the upcoming visit to Australia by U.S. President Barack Obama.

Australian Greens Leader Senator Bob Brown spoke to media in Hobart about the government's 'mini-budget' announcement. He also discussed the upcoming visit to Australia by U.S. President Barack Obama.

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Greens urge Government to resist huge spending cuts

14 Nov 2011

Greens Leader Bob Brown says that if a mini budget is handed down by the Government it should avoid large scale spending cuts because they are unnecessary. "Australia is in the middle of a huge mining boom.  We are one of the richest countries on Earth at the wealthiest time in history," Senator Brown said. "A mini budget should address the revenue options available to the Government such as increasing the mining tax, ending fossil fuel subsidies and abandoning the corporate tax cut for big business.

Greens Leader Bob Brown says that if a mini budget is handed down by the Government it should avoid large scale spending cuts because they are unnecessary.

"Australia is in the middle of a huge mining boom.  We are one of the richest countries on Earth at the wealthiest time in history," Senator Brown said.

"A mini budget should address the revenue options available to the Government such as increasing the mining tax, ending fossil fuel subsidies and abandoning the corporate tax cut for big business.

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Senator Bob Brown press conference - November 9, 2011

09 Nov 2011

Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown spoke to reporters in Canberra today to wish the soldiers wounded in Afghanistan a speedy recovery and to call for all Australian troops to be brought home safely. Senator Brown also answered questions about the passage yesterday of the climate bills, the proposed mining tax, and the activities of Malaysian logging company Ta Ann.

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Senator Bob Brown press conference - November 9, 2011

09 Nov 2011

Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown spoke to reporters in Canberra today to wish the soldiers wounded in Afghanistan a speedy recovery and to call for all Australian troops to be brought home safely.
Senator Brown also answered questions about the passage yesterday of the climate bills, the proposed mining tax, and the activities of Malaysian logging company Ta Ann.

Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown spoke to reporters in Canberra today to wish the soldiers wounded in Afghanistan a speedy recovery and to call for all Australian troops to be brought home safely.

Senator Brown also answered questions about the passage yesterday of the climate bills, the proposed mining tax, and the activities of Malaysian logging company Ta Ann.

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