The Australian Greens said today that new Social Services Minister Scott Morrison cannot ignore new evidence that points to the failure of the ‘welfare to work' approach undertaken by Australia's last four Prime Ministers.
The Australian Greens said today that linking the NDIS to cruel budget cuts is a poor start for the new Social Services Minister Scott Morrison, and that the multi-party support for the NDIS should not be undermined.
The Australian Greens have criticised the WA Government's approval of the Roe 8 development, saying Environment Minister Albert Jacob has failed to properly consider appeals against the damaging project.
The Australian Greens will move for a Senate Inquiry into the DSS grants process when Parliament resumes in February, as community organisations nation-wide receive notice from the Federal Government that they have been defunded, their funding hasn't been renewed or their applications haven't been successful.
The Australian Greens said today that we are seeing further evidence of Abbott's desire to dismantle our social services sector, with a number of peak bodies, particularly outspoken, advocacy bodies learning that they have been defunded as part of the $240 million budget cuts to social services.
The Australian Greens said the appointment of Scott Morrison as Social Services Minister shows the Government's clear intent to pursue hard-line policies which will weaken our nation's social safety net.