Date posted: 11/03/2019 5 min read

Australian Greens Party Policies for 2019 Federal Election

The Australian Greens Party has published their tax policy platform on their website and in various media releases.

In brief

  • Greens Party proposed reforms for individuals, business and political donations
  • Are you aware of the tax policies which may impact your clients, your business and your environment?

Tax policies

The Australian Greens Party has published their tax policy platform on their website and in various media releases.

The Greens’ economic plan is centred on the proposition that a strong economy is a sustainable economy, built on a healthy environment. It is also based on the philosophies that our nation’s wealth is determined by the shape, not just the size, of our economy, and that the needs of the people should drive the economy, not the economy prevailing over the needs of the people.

Greens tax policy platform

Measures impacting individuals (directly or via partnerships and trusts)

Measures impacting business

Measures impacting ATO administration

Other tax-related measures

Political donation reform, including:

  • banning political donations from mining, property development, tobacco, alcohol, gambling, banking, defence and pharmaceutical industries, and putting a cap on all other donations of $1,000 a year;
  • until those bans and caps are in place, making sure every donation over $1,000 is listed publicly and disclosed in close to real-time;
  • banning donations splitting and all donations from foreign entities;
  • stopping all MPs from accepting lobbying jobs for five years after they retire, where a conflict of interest may arise;
  • requiring politicians to tell the public when and why they meet with lobbyists;
  • establishing a strong, independent federal anti-corruption commission to investigate politicians and governments.

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