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Greens Release Plan to Make Corporates Pay Their Fair Share

Cassy O'Connor MP  -  Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Tags: Economy, Fish Farms, Pokies, Mining

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens Leader

The Greens launched our plan to make big corporations pay their fair share today. Our plan raises an additional $1.23 billion for the State Budget over the forward estimates.

For decades, big corporations and property developers have used political donations to purchase power and influence with the major parties. They have made extreme profits, and paid a pittance of tax, royalties and license fees, for far too long. 

This concentration of power and wealth is crippling for society, and democracy.  It means less money going into hospitals, schools and building new homes for Tasmanians.

The Greens understand it's a serious problem when in a pandemic the richest 250 Australians increase their wealth by 20%, but 30,000 more Tasmanians fall into poverty. Something has to give. 

Our plan to make corporations pay their share would see big mining, gambling and fish farm companies pay a fair rate for their exclusive licences.

It would also ensure the profits of developers who benefit from rezoning decisions are taxed properly, as they are in the ACT. 

This will mean we can fund better health care, truly free public education and build more homes for Tasmanians.

While the Liberal and Labor parties are cuddling up to big corporations and selling out Tasmanians, the Greens are here to stand up to them and make them pay their fair share for the benefit of the Tasmanian people.