Greens Energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today introduced the Renew Australia Bill 2016 into the House of Representatives to create a new government statutory authority to oversee the planned closure of coal-fired power stations, invest in clean renewable energy, support affected communities through the transition and rewrite energy market laws.

The Australian Greens say the Liberals are set to deliver a Budget that will grow inequality by including company tax cuts and income tax cuts for above average income earners.
"This Budget, like this Prime Minister, is shaping up to be a huge disappointment," said Greens Leader Richard Di Natale.
"Malcolm Turnbull came in and said everything was on the table, but now he and his Treasurer are serving up the same tired old dishes as Tony Abbott.

PT funding fuelled by privatisation bribes to states
The Greens say that while reports of federal investment in public transport would a positive step, the way the Turnbull government appears to be committing the funding is not in the public interest.

Greens Australian Infrastructure Bank to deliver for Victoria
Victoria would be a big winner from the Greens announcement of a 2016 election policy to establish an Australian Infrastructure Bank.
“Victoria has been dudded on infrastructure for too long,” said Victorian Senator and the Australian Greens transport spokesperson Janet Rice.

Greens Treasury spokesperson Adam Bandt MP and Finance spokesperson Senator Peter Whish-Wilson today released the party’s Budget Principles for the 2016 Budget and Federal Election.
“To make society more equal, we need more tax, starting at the top,” Greens Treasury spokesperson Mr Bandt said.

The Australian Greens Leader Senator Richard Di Natale visited Byron Bay today to promote investment in clean and sustainable industry for regional Australia.

Senator Di Natale, alongside Australian Greens Candidate for Richmond Dawn Walker, met with local business Enova Energy, Australia’s first community owned renewable energy retailing and installation business.

The  Greens say Australia should be planning for a future without coal, not a future without our spectacular Great Barrier Reef, announcing a package of measures to revitalise both the reef and the national economy as the coal industry declines.

Community Legal Centres, which help thousands of family violence victims with their legal problems, have been overlooked in the Victorian budget, say the Greens.