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Greens welcome carp eradication grant

Australian Greens Leader Senator Bob Brown has welcomed the $820000 Commonwealth Grant to get rid of introduced predatory carp from Tasmania’s Lake Sorell.

“It’s great news. The experts working on carp eradication are devoted beyond the call of duty and are world leaders in protecting native eco-systems from such pest invasions.

“They have a really good strategy to get rid of the carp which would otherwise spread throughout Tasmania’s river and lake systems. 

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Greens back superannuation tax fairness

Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown today supported calls from the ACTU and ACOSS for changes to the $30 billion worth of superannuation tax concessions that favour top earners before the Gillard Government’s mining tax package is debated in the Senate.

“The Government has linked the mining tax to a rise in the superannuation guarantee to 12% from 9%. We are supportive of the rise but believe significant changes need to be made to taxation arrangements to make the system fairer and more equitable,” Senator Brown said.

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11 things to celebrate in 2011!

Bob Brown 15 Dec 2011


Australia is moving to tackle climate change. Multi-party negotiations, begun by the Greens, delivered a carbon price on major polluters that will cut pollution and make clean energy cheaper. We’ve also secured over $10 billion in renewable energy investment, protection of biodiversity, a review of fossil fuel subsidies and much more.


The first Greens’ bill to ever pass Parliament means that residents in the ACT and Northern Territory can no longer have their laws struck down at the stroke of a Minister’s pen.


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Greens deliver stable, top-level representation

While the Gillard Labor government continues to short-change Tasmania, both the Australian Greens' leader and deputy leader are Tasmanian.

"Nationwide, Australians can look forward to continued effective representation by the Greens whether it's seeking a fairer tax burden for big corporations to fund health, education, public transport or clean energy technologies and national dental health care," Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown said in Hobart today.

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Bob Brown on pollie pay rises, Liberal costings audit, ALP conference, Tasmanian forests agreement - 1 Dec 2011

Bob Brown's press conference in Hobart covers the Remuneration Tribunal's consideration for increases to politician salaries, the debates about immigration and gay marriage at the ALP conference, the failure to implement conservation clauses in the Tasmanian forests agreement and the revelation that the Liberal election policies were not audited as the Opposition Leader and Treasury spokesperson had claimed.

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