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Greens use government bill to repeal government bill

The Senate has voted to repeal the Turnbull government's so-called "kidnap law," which passed only last month and exempted private companies - with turnover of $100 million dollars or more - from having to disclose their tax affairs.

"The passage of this Greens amendment is a big victory for the community - we've improved a multinational tax avoidance bill so that it also improves the financial disclosure and tax transparency of big companies," said Greens Leader Richard Di Natale.

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PM Turnbull’s economic challenge: tackle inequality, global warming

The Australian Greens have challenged new Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to dump the "nope, nope, nope" attitude of his predecessor when it comes to economic reforms that would reduce wealth inequality and face up to the reality of global warming.

"You can't have a serious economic plan if you've got Tony Abbott's climate policy leading into this election, and that's where Malcolm Turnbull is right now," said Greens Leader Richard Di Natale.

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Greens inquiry calls to unmask corporate tax dodgers

The first report from the Senate Inquiry into Corporate Tax Avoidance, initiated by the Greens, has just been tabled in the Senate. It focuses on the need to expose more dodgy dealings, and the Greens have proposed seven extra recommendations that have been appended to the report, and are attached above.

“Corporate tax dodgers are ripping off Australia and ordinary taxpayers deserve to know,” said Greens Leader Richard Di Natale, who has taken over Christine Milne’s seat on the inquiry.

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A small-minded budget from a visionless government

Greens Leader Richard Di Natale says the 2015 Budget is a visionless, small-minded document.

"This budget's biggest failure is what isn't there. There's no vision, no direction and no new sources of revenue from the big end of town," Senator Di Natale said.

"To look after people and build a more caring society, we need to raise more revenue, not cut one vital service to fund another.

"This budget takes more money from the pockets of nurses and charity workers than it does the big miners or big banks.

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Commission of Cuts

Senator Richard Di Natale is the Chair of a Senate Committee that has been set up to scrutinise the work of the Abbott Government's Commission of Audit.

The Senate Inquiry is injecting some much needed transparency into the commission's process for developing recommendations, it is testing the underlying economic assumptions that guide their work and it is examining the real impact of cuts to services.

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Senate Committee goes where Joe Hockey won’t - tax concessions

The Senate Select Committee into the Abbott Government’s Commission of Audit has today handed down its final report, which focused primarily on tax concessions.

Australian Greens Senator and Chair of the committee, Dr Richard Di Natale said that the report exposes how much money could be saved without making life harder for the most vulnerable people in our community.

“The budget tells you everything you need to know about the Abbott Government’s values and priorities,” said Senator Di Natale.

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Greens hold Geelong budget Q&A in place of Tony Abbott

Australian Greens Senator, Dr Richard Di Natale, will host a budget Q&A at Deakin University in Geelong today.

“Tony Abbott’s attempt to shred Australia’s social safety net and make it harder for people to see a doctor will hit hardest in places like Geelong,” said Senator Di Natale, chair of the Senate Committee into the Commission of Audit.

“The Prime Minister has shown himself to be a coward by not fronting up to the Geelong community to explain his cruel and brutal budget.

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