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Bandt to test support for new sovereign wealth fund

Greens MP Adam Bandt says he will test support for the establishment of a new sovereign wealth fund when Parliament resumes next year.

Mr Bandt says there is growing support inside the old parties for a new sovereign wealth fund. He wants use the opportunity provided by the current Parliament to take the first steps next year towards establishing a new fund.

"Establishing a sovereign wealth fund is the next big step in economic reform," Mr Bandt said.

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Bob Brown and Adam Bandt speak to reporters after the PM's MRRT announcement 23-11-11

Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown and the Member for Melbourne Adam Bandt talk to reporters in Canberra about the mining tax, after the Prime Minister's MRRT announcement.

Senator Brown said superannuation taxation arrangements can be made much more socially equitable and the Gillard Government's open cheque book approach to refunding mining companies for royalties paid to states should be reviewed by the Senate.

Adam Bandt also commented on his move in the House of Representatives to amend the McCarthyite Building & Construction Commission bill.

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Bob Brown, Adam Bandt - press conference on a fairer mining tax and a safe exit from Afghanistan

Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown and Member for Melbourne Adam Bandt outlined the Greens' position on the MRRT, namely to protect the revenue stream from moves in Parliament to further water down the mining tax.

The Greens will also move for a debate on setting a date for a safe exit of Australian troops from Afghanistan.

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The speeches on the Clean Energy Bills

Australia is closer than ever to a clean energy future, with the bills to put a price on carbon and invest in clean, renewable energy being debated in the Senate. These bills, which wouldn't have happened without the Greens, are a vital first step to tackle the climate crisis and transform our economy.

These are the speeches made by the Australian Greens' MPs during the debate of this historic legislation.

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Treasurer has no basis for keeping gold out of mining tax: Bandt

Greens MP Adam Bandt says the Government's excuse for excluding gold from the mining tax does not wash.

Mr Bandt asked the Treasurer about putting gold in the mining tax in Question Time today.

"Gold is traded on international and local markets. To suggest it can't be taxed because it is mined with other minerals is simply not right", Mr Bandt said.

"Mr Swan's explanation does not wash. His own department recommended gold be in the original mining tax."

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Cut pollution - Make clean energy cheaper

UPDATE: Read the details of the carbon price and clean energy package here.

Pollution from burning coal, oil and gas is driving a climate crisis, making our world more dangerous, increasing prices of food and water and jeopardising our way of life.

But if we cut pollution and invest properly in the clean alternatives, we can build a healthier, cleaner, more secure economy and community for all of us.

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