The Greens are pressuring the federal government to scrap a diesel fuel rebate for mining companies.
“Certainly we’ve made it very clear to the government that we would like to see this diesel fuel rebate of $2 billion put back into the community,” Greens leader Christine Milne told ABC Radio.
Of the 1,008 people surveyed online, 91% thought the $2 billion would be better spent on health and education.
Polling commissioned by the Australian Conservation Foundation suggests 77% of Australians think the diesel fuel rebate for miners should be scrapped.
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“If the government is looking for savings in the budget the first things that should go are senseless tax breaks that promote pollution,” foundation chief executive Don Henry said in a statement.