Last Week's Media Releases


Government continues to hurt our most vulnerable to make savings: Greens

04 May 2016

In response to the budget Australian Greens spokesperson on Family and Community Services Senator Rachel Siewert says the Government is once again going after the vulnerable to make savings whilst ignoring growing inequality.


Aboriginal funding barely budges as Government fails to act on Close the Gap rhetoric

04 May 2016

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people got just one mention in Treasurer Scott Morrison’s budget speech and only marginally increased funding to Close the Gap, Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert said today.


Senate supports Greens call to address coral bleaching and reinstate marine parks

02 May 2016

The Senate has supported a Greens motion calling on the Government to address coral bleaching and reinstate our world leading system of marine parks.


Government must act on increase to inadequate Newstart in the budget

29 Apr 2016

The Australian Greens have welcomed KPMG's calls to increase Newstart, the rate of payment is totally inadequate and is a barrier to people entering work.

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Government should stop going after most vulnerable in the lead up to the budget: Greens

27 Apr 2016

The Government’s obsession with punishing vulnerable Australian’s continues today with news that income support recipients will be targeted to pay for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, which has already been funded.


Burt community will be nervous about the proposed cashless card: Greens

26 Apr 2016

“It is unsurprising that the person who helped advise the Government on the unfair cashless welfare card would try and promote it in their capacity as liberal candidate for Burt”, Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert said today.

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