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.
08 May 2012
Tonight's Federal Budget includes some major reforms that will benefit many Australians but the political surplus target has le...
10 Jul 2011
The Australian Greens, the Labor government and the Independent MPs today announced an historic agreement on a climate action p...
16 May 2013
The Budget is the most values laden of any document tabled in the Parliament. It reflects the priorities for the nation and th...
15 May 2013
Tasmanians have been left feeling disappointed and excluded from last night's federal budget, the Australian Greens said today.
14 May 2013
Mining Tax slumps to $200 million as $1 billion taken from clean energy and the environment and $2.3 billion cut from universi...
14 May 2013
The Australian Greens won't be supporting legislation to enable cuts to university scholarships mooted in tonight's budget, Le...
14 Feb 2013
Greens move to close loop hole which allow mining companies to exaggerate the value of their assets to get a higher tax break.
27 Nov 2012
Christine and Adam, have welcomed the support of lower house cross-benchers for a Greens bill to plug the hole in the ming tax.
22 Oct 2012
Today's projected budget surplus is on the back of single parents, trainees and apprentices, researchers and job-seekers.
26 Sep 2012
Christine Milne at the National Press Club.