Green Economics Helping small business and tax reform. Pete’s Work Pete currently holds the Treasury & Finance portfolios. He has worked for years highlighting why debt is not a dirty word, and why we need more infrastructure spending to secure a better future for workers and our communities. He has provided a model for a…

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Green New Deal Ecological sustainability requires economic viability. Let’s take communities with us to a green new future. An Environmental, Social, Economic Crisis Australia is facing an environmental, social and economic crisis. We are in a climate emergency. Yet our government continues to expand rather than phase out fossil fuels. To make matters worse, too many of…

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Infrastructure Investment Having stronger infrastructure supports a better society. By increasing infrastructure investment we can provide better hospitals, schools, roads, rail, clean energy and a better environment. A Core Business of Government Public infrastructure is a core business of government. Roads and rail, electricity and sewerage, hospitals and schools; services paid for by the public for the…

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Foreign Investment Challenging the power of big multinational companies. Advocating Greater Transparency & Accountability Pete has been a strong advocate for greater transparency and accountability around foreign ownership and the signing of free trade deals. Along with former Greens leader, Christine Milne, he has consistently questioned the benefits of globalisation and highlighted the risks to our…

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Fix the Banks The Royal Commission laid bare the problems with Australia’s banks, uncovering fraud, bribery, fee gouging and other misconduct. The cause was the pursuit of profit at the expense of the customer. Conflicts of interest within banks and soft touch regulators meant that it got out of control and left tens of thousands…

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