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Government must act on committee recommendations to stop abuse, violence and neglect of people with disability: Greens

23 Sep 2016

News of a six year old boy with autism allegedly restrained with a weighted vest, belt and ankle straps whilst at school are of huge concern, and an investigation by the Department of Education is welcome, Senator Rachel Siewert said today.

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Same-old same-old as Government continues punitive approaches to income support

21 Sep 2016

Yesterday Minister Porter described the proposed welfare overhaul as ‘revolutionary’ and then went on to talk about the same old paternalistic approaches that do nothing but further entrench poverty, Greens Senator RacheL Siewert said today.

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If the Government wants their ‘revolutionary’ investment approach to work, they need to change their social policy settings: Greens

20 Sep 2016

The Australian Greens have said today that Governments proposed ‘investment approach’ to income support will fail if broader social policy settings do not change and if the overhaul is pursued with intentions to plug up the budget.

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