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Malcolm Turnbull’s Trump-style budget a dead end for Australia

“Rarely do budgets give us such stark choices about what kind of future we want for our country, but this one surely does. We have a clear choice between the Liberals’ selfish, dog-eat-dog worldview or a more caring society where we look after each other,” Dr Richard Di Natale said.

“Under the Government’s radical US-style tax plan, a hedge fund manager on $200,000 gets 10 times the tax cut as the person who trims the hedges around his mansion. 

“We have a progressive tax system in Australia but now we have a fight ahead of us to keep it.

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AMP short on cultural change

Greens Treasury spokesperson, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, commented on the appointment of David Murray as the new Chair of AMP.

“I'm genuinely surprised at this announcement by AMP.

“If AMP wanted to make an appointment that would drive cultural change, or be seen to be doing so, there will be many people justifiably sceptical on whether David Murray is right for the job.

“David Murray is one the key architects of the sales-driven, profit-before-people culture that was the result of the vertical integration model of the big banks.

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Morrison adopts majority of Greens 2016 banking policy

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Josh Frydenberg must settle on recycling solution at upcoming Meeting of Environment Ministers

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Government must rule out being part of any new Syria air strikes

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Greens express grave concern over air strikes in Syria

 

The Australian Greens today expressed grave concern over the decision of the US, UK and French Governments to launch strikes against targets in Syria. Greens Leader Senator Richard Di Natale reiterated the Greens' call for the Australian Government to rethink the US alliance. 
 
“The violence and suffering in Syria is appalling, and the use of chemical weapons is an abomination," Senator Di Natale said. 

"But we don’t need a barrage of missiles. This action risks dangerous escalation in a very complex and volatile war.

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