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Greens welcome ACTU’s call for Stage Three tax cuts to be repealed

Greens Treasury spokesperson, Senator Nick McKim, has responded to the ACTU’s paper to the Government Jobs Summit saying the pressure is growing on Labor to walk away from the Stage 3 tax cuts.

“The Greens welcome the ACTU’s paper and congratulate them on making the case for serious economic reform.

“Scott Morrison’s Stage 3 tax cuts will overwhelmingly flow to the wealthiest people in the country, with a $9000 tax break for people earning $200,000 but nothing for those on the minimum wage.

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Time to stop tax dodging millionaires and gas giants

Greens Treasury spokesperson, Senator Nick McKim, has responded to the release of the latest taxation statistics by the ATO.

“The fact that 60 people who earned over $1 million managed to pay not a cent in tax clearly demonstrates that Labor should abandon the upcoming Stage 3 tax cuts.”

“Labor should be making high income earners pay their fair share rather than giving them another tax cut.”

“Proceeding with Scott Morrison’s tax cuts for millionaires while so many high income earners are already paying no tax is irresponsible and unfair.”

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Violence against women in mining must end now

Dorinda Cox 9 Aug 2022

The Australian Greens today vowed to increase its push for the mining sector to undertake systemic reform to prevent violence against women in the mining sector only weeks after the landmark WA inquiry report titled ‘Enough is Enough’ - Sexual harassment against women in the FIFO mining industry, was tabled in the WA State Parliament. 

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Greens party room back Bandt & Thorpe to negotiate with government on Voice referendum

The Greens party room has formally backed Greens Leader Adam Bandt and Senator Lidia Thorpe to negotiate with the Government over their proposed referendum on a Voice to Parliament in the Constitution.

“The government has said they’re prepared to discuss their plan for a Voice, and I’ve got the full support of my party to begin negotiations,” Senator Thorpe said.

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Minister Rishworth must heed calls to axe mutual obligations from disability employment service

The Australian Greens are calling on Minister Amanda Rishworth to listen to disability stakeholders and scrap mutual obligations from the new disability employment service model.

Australian Greens spokesperson for community affairs and social services, Senator Janet Rice said:

“The mutual obligations system for people on income support has long been shown to be punitive, discriminatory, and one that prioritises profits over people.

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Labor’s Social Housing Plan will abandon hundreds of thousands of people to housing stress and homelessness

Greens spokesperson for housing Max Chandler-Mather has today responded to the Housing Minister's comments on social housing, calling Labor's plan to build 20,000 afforable homes over 5 years deeply unambitious and inadequate to address Australia's social housing crisis.

Lines attributable to Max Chandler-Mather MP, Greens spokesperson for Housing and Homelessness

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Statement on anniversary of revocation of Article 370; Jammu and Kashmir.

Australian Greens Statement on anniversary of revocation of Article 370 and downgrading of Jammu and Kashmir into a Union Territory. 

On the eve of the third anniversary of the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir's special status, the Australian Greens are calling on the Australian Government to do more to ensure people’s human rights are upheld. 

Lines attributable to Senator Jordon Steele-John, Australian Greens Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs:

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Significant win for tax transparency

Australia’s tax transparency laws have been significantly strengthened, with the Government supporting Greens amendments to lower the reporting threshold to a turnover of $100 million for Australian private companies.

“This is a massive step forward for tax transparency in Australia,” Greens Treasury and Economic Justice spokesperson Nick McKim said.

“We already know that big corporations are paying too little tax - today’s changes mean we can have a much clearer picture for many more companies.”

“The Australian public has a right to know this information.”

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