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Australia’s big banks don’t need to play Scrooge

Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown today urged the big banks to pass through the full Reserve Bank rate cut to customers.

"Australia's banking sector, the strongest in the world, has been generously supported by the government and does not need more assistance - granted by the banks to the banks at the expense of customers, or tax cuts at the expense of public services," Senator Brown said in Launceston.

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Bob Brown outlines the Greens' economically responsible budget options - press conference 29-11-11


Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown responds to the Gillard Government's budget update and outlines the Greens' more responsible approach. Speaking to reporters in Canberra, Senator Brown also answered questions about the Gold Pass, the Murray Darling Basin plan and immigration.

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Think longer term: Look at revenue

The Australian Greens today released official Treasury costings obtained under formal arrangements as part of the agreement to form government. The costings show that abolishing a range of fossil fuel subsidies would help to re-balance the budget.

"Billions of dollars could be made available for the public over the next four years if the Gillard government adopted measures proposed by the Greens to raise revenue fairly and reduce distortions in the tax system," Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown said in Canberra.

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Bob Brown and Adam Bandt speak to reporters after the PM's MRRT announcement 23-11-11

Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown and the Member for Melbourne Adam Bandt talk to reporters in Canberra about the mining tax, after the Prime Minister's MRRT announcement.

Senator Brown said superannuation taxation arrangements can be made much more socially equitable and the Gillard Government's open cheque book approach to refunding mining companies for royalties paid to states should be reviewed by the Senate.

Adam Bandt also commented on his move in the House of Representatives to amend the McCarthyite Building & Construction Commission bill.

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