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PBO report confirms Greens economic credentials

The release of the Parliamentary Budget Office report has confirmed that the Australian Greens were the economically responsible party.

"The Greens proposals would leave our nation in better shape than both Labor and the Coalition," Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne said.

"Our fully costed suite of policies would have delivered a more caring and economically sustainable society.

"The real story of the PBO report is how Tony Abbott hid his policies from independent scrutiny.

"Tony Abbott ran away from costed policies and got away with it.

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Greens move to end policy costing farce

"The Greens will move to end, once and for all, the election policy costing shambles," Australian Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne said.

"In the next parliament we will move legislation to ensure election policies are independently costed and made publicly available as soon as Treasury and the Parliamentary Budget Office can cost them.

"To have policy costings released without independent verification and two days from polling day is an insult to the public.

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Milne to Abbott: We will block your secret slash and burn agenda

Australian Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne says obfuscation by Tony Abbott on details of the Coalition's savings measures is a deliberate attempt to hide his razor gang from voters.

"Tony Abbott wants to cut environment spending and the public service to fund tax breaks for the rich but he isn't being honest with the Australian people about it," Senator Milne said.

"Mr Abbott wants total control of the parliament and for the Senate to wave through policies he won't even come clean on. He is hiding the ruthlessness of his razor gang from voters.

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Greens to stop driving Abbott driving Canberra into recession

Tony Abbott is mounting a massive attack on the public service and the only way to stop him slashing thousands of jobs and pushing Canberra into recession is to keep the Greens in the balance of power in the Senate.

"What Tony Abbott is saying is the Coalition is happy to let the big miners off the hook but will axe thousands of jobs in the public service, in addition to the proposed efficiency dividend, to return the budget to surplus," Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne said.

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Fair Super for Public Servants

Retired Commonwealth public servants and defence force retirees are losing out because their pensions are linked to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rather than a fair indexation method that accounts for actual cost of living increases.

The Greens believe it is important to develop a fair indexation method that can be applied to all Commonwealth superannuation pensions to allow retirees to maintain their living standards.

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Tasmania into the future - ABC Saturday Extra

Christine Milne joined a panel on ABC Saturday Extra to outline the Greens' vision for Tasmania's clean green and clever economic future.

Tasmania has so many advantages that the Greens have worked hard to develop, from the innovation economy with scientific research hubs and the NBN, through tourism and ecosystem services with wilderness protection, creativity and the arts, growing healthy food & much more.

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Greens plan to cut taxes for small business

The Australian Green have released a plan to ease the pressure on small business by reducing the company tax rate for small business by two per cent from 1 July 2014.

"The Australian Greens understand the pressure that small businesses are feeling which is why we want to give them a fairer go by lowering company tax from 30 per cent to 28 per cent," Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne said.

"Our investment in small business has been costed by the independent Parliamentary Budget Office at $1.75 billion over the forward estimates on the budget figures.

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Labor's cowardice and cruelty

Labor's cowardice and refusal to raise money from those who can afford it has led to cutting a billion dollars from the world's poorest to spend on cruelty.

"Labor will spend over a billion dollars on its cruel and inhumane PNG ‘solution' while hitting the aid budget and Australia's public service," Australian Greens Leader Senator Milne said.

"We shouldn't be slashing money from the aid budget or the public service in a rush back to surplus.

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Greens plan for fewer cuts, more revenue

The Australian Greens are calling on Labor to reverse its cuts to single parents and universities and introduce new revenue raising measures when Chris Bowen delivers his economic statement this afternoon.

"Rather than slashing programs that care for people and protect the environment, Minister Bowen should be fixing the mining tax and putting a levy on the big banks," Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne said.

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