The Australian system allows for fuel excise exemptions for off-road usage by the mining industry and by primary producers.
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Critics of Australia's fuel tax credits system have pointed to its impact on the budget bottom line, but calculating that cost is far from straightforward.
Since retiring from politics in 2012, former Greens leader Bob Brown has continued to offer sharp perspectives on issues of national debate.
Richard Di Natale said the best way of ensuring marriage equality was through a parliamentary vote.
The government's plebiscite on same-sex marriage is unlikely to get off the ground, with the Greens announcing they will vote against its establishment.
Sarah Hanson-Young said she would never stop fighting for people seeking asylum.
Sarah Hanson-Young – a loud voice on asylum-seeker issues – has lost a battle with her leader, Richard Di Natale, to keep her immigration portfolio in the Greens reshuffle.
Did Greens leader Richard Di Natale quote the right cost for offshore detention in his National Press Club speech?
Was Greens leader Richard Di Natale right to say the government spends $3 billion each year on the "offshore detention centre regime"?
Greens leader Richard Di Natale will be hoping to snatch seats from the major parties in Saturday’s election.
With this election likely to produce a high number of non-major-party primary votes, the Greens have emerged as a strong third option and a headache for both Labor and the Coalition.
The Greens are the party of climate action - but do they embrace enough technologies to get there?
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The Greens have successfully cast themselves as the party of climate science. But to hit their climate goals they may need to become even more radical, by embracing technologies like nuclear power.
Malcolm Turnbull and his colleagues have pointed $1 billion of the government’s existing green energy funding towards the Great Barrier Reef.
The Coalition has ramped up the race to fund the Great Barrier Reef's protection. All three major parties have promised hundreds of millions of dollars, but where from, and what will they be spent on?
Malcolm Turnbull said he had made a call against preferencing the Greens in the national interest.
Labor is heaving a sigh of relief after Malcolm Turnbull’s announcement that the Liberals will put the Greens below Labor everywhere. In particular, the embattled Labor MP for Batman, David Feeney, under…
Was Richard Di Natale right about voting intentions among under 30s?
Greens leader Richard Di Natale told Q&A that if there was a vote among people who are under 30 in Australia, there'd possibly be a Greens prime minister. What do the polls say?
Greens leader Richard Di Natale has his eyes on a number of Senate and House of Representatives seats.
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With four weeks to go there is still much uncertainty in this election campaign. But, so far, the Greens would be pleased with their performance.
Greens candidate for Batman, Alex Bhathal, on the campaign trail at Preston Market.
The Greens, who already hold the seat of Melbourne, are making a big play for two nearby Labor-held seats – Batman and Wills.
The proposed fund would invest in new approaches to reducing harms and deaths associated with alcohol and other drug use.
PolicyCheck unpacks the details and history of the Greens' proposed $10 million Harm Reduction Innovation Fund drug policy.
Did Adam Bandt have the numbers right on arts funding?
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Was Greens MP Adam Bandt right to say that the Liberals made $105 million worth of cuts to the Australia Council?
It's difficult to pick which side of politics won the first week of the election campaign.
Greens leader Richard Di Natale (right) and the party’s candidate for the seat of Grayndler, Jim Casey, talk during a visit to the seat.
Resembling a rough game of ice hockey, the 2016 campaign already has seen slips, slides and own goals. Neither side has scored a big breakthrough.
Anthony Albanese has well-honed political skills, displayed both within the Labor Party and electorally.
Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce is not the only senior politician having conniptions about his seat. Anthony Albanese was in his New South Wales electorate of Grayndler on Monday, the first full day…
The future of senator Robert Simms, one of the freshest faces in the Greens team, may hang on whether he is first or second on his party's ticket.
Everlastings in the Australian Alps. But will they be?
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We're set to hear very little about nature conservation in Australia's upcoming election campaign. Here's why that's a huge oversight.
The global scandal surrounding the release of the Panama papers and Malcolm Turnbull's criticism of Australian banks have put the spotlight on the often murky world of banking and finance.