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Last-minute Greens deal paves way for mining tax

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Bob Brown 13 Mar 2012

The government's mining tax is now expected to pass parliament before the end of next week.

In a late afternoon press conference, Greens leader Senator Bob Brown confirmed a deal with the government had been secured in talks today.

The Greens have agreed to give the contentious mining tax the backing it needs to pass the senate during the current two week parliamentary sitting and in return, the government will make public its planned company tax cuts legislation tomorrow.

Read more here at the Brisbane Times.




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