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Rudd must back Obama's tax haven crusade: Brown.



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RUDD MUST BACK OBAMA'S TAX HAVEN CRUSADE - BROWN

Media Release | Spokesperson Bob Brown

Friday 8th May 2009, 4:35pm

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Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown says Prime Minister Kevin Rudd should reveal what role the

Australian Government is taking to support President Obama's war on overseas tax havens which enable

wealthy Australians to avoid millions of dollars in tax payments.

"International action is required to end rich tax cheats defrauding ordinary Australians of millions each

year," Senator Brown said.

"Obama's actions, including a demand on Swiss bank UBS to reveal names of secret depositors who are

evading taxes, should be paralleled by Rudd. Australians would back such a campaign to the hilt.

"The Greens expect that action on tax havens will be in next week's budget goals," Senator Brown said.