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  • Abbott Government trying to limit Australians’ philanthropy

    The Abbott Government's plan to remove tax deductibility of donations to environment groups would devastate environment protection, heard the Senate Inquiry into the government's environment attacks at the first hearing in Brisbane today.

    "One in five Australians donate to environment groups - their generosity and altruism should be rewarded by government," Queensland Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens environment spokesperson, who established the Inquiry, said.

  • Australia must re-invest in Ebola-affected region

    Australian Greens health spokesperson and public health specialist, Dr Richard Di Natale, said today that while the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has stabilised, Australia should not be reducing our contribution to the area.

    “Every cent recouped from Australia’s contribution to the Aspen Medical treatment centre in Sierra Leone should be reinvested in the region,” said Senator Di Natale.

  • Government must stop attacking vulnerable Australians: Over one million in poverty despite economic growth

    The Australian Greens have called on the Government to abandon harsh welfare measures after the latest report shows more than a million Australians are living in poverty despite two decades of economic growth.

  • More Holden job losses yet Abbott still has no plan for SA: Greens

    Responding to reports that a further 270 jobs are to be cut from Holden in South Australia, Greens Deputy Leader and industry spokesperson Adam Bandt MP said SA is bleeding jobs and yet Tony Abbott still has no plan for the state.

    "Next month, a further 270 people in South Australia will be out of a job, with no clear options for what is next," Mr Bandt said.

  • Greens push to name, shame tax-dodging corporations

    The Greens have released a discussion paper of policies to crack down on tax avoidance by multinational corporations, which is costing our federal budget billions.

    "We cannot tax what we cannot see. Both the public and the parliament have a right to know which companies are dodging their taxes," said Greens Leader Christine Milne.

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