Family, Ageing, Community & Disability Services

We are committed to delivering a guaranteed adequate income to all Australians, so as to assure people have appropriate support. Accessible social services, community resources and income support are essential for ensuring everybody has access to quality health care, housing, employment, education and training. The Greens are committed to increasing Newstart Allowance and raising all income support payments to better reflect the cost of living.

The community and not-for-profit sector plays an important role in our society and Government needs to commit funding and support accordingly.

People who experience disability, and their families and carers deserve access to life-long support and services that meet their individual circumstances. They should have the opportunity to actively participate in planning and delivery of policies, services and supports in areas such as education, health, housing, mobility, employment and social engagement. The Greens are actively working to ensure all Australians have independence, self-determination and choice in their lives.

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Greens call on Government to commit to anti-poverty strategy

17 Oct 2014

The Australian Greens have marked International Anti-Poverty Day, calling on the Federal Government to prioritise a National Anti-Poverty Strategy, and to abandon cruel cuts to social security and income support.

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Senate Inquiry hears more evidence about budget impacts on single parents

16 Oct 2014

The Australian Greens said today that evidence presented to the Senate Inquiry into income inequality shows the disproportionate impact of the Government's budget on the most vulnerable members of the community.

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Governments must act as hunger grows in WA

15 Oct 2014

The Australian Greens said today that the growing levels of hunger in Western Australian were a stark reminder of the need for State and Federal Governments to work together to address the underlying causes of poverty and inequality.

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Government must abandon budget cuts as 1 in 7 Australians face poverty

12 Oct 2014

The Australian Greens have called on the Federal Government to abandon their cruel and reckless budget cuts to income support and social security, with new figures showing 2.5 million Australians, that is one in seven people, including one in six children, are living in poverty.

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Government should cut the budget spin

09 Oct 2014

The Australian Greens said today that the Government should stop trying to spin it's flawed budget measures and abandon them.

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World Sight Day offers opportunity to eliminate avoidable blindness and vision impairment

09 Oct 2014

The Australian Greens said today on World Sight Day that we could eliminate avoidable blindness and vision impairment if all Australians got regular eye checks. 

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Greens call on Govt & ALP to back down from DSP cuts

08 Oct 2014

The Australian Greens have called on the Government and ALP to back down on changes to the disability support pension contained in a compromised Social Services Amendment Bill, Budget Measures Number 6, which is set to pass the Senate during the next sitting week.

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Government employment plan ignores the reality faced by jobseekers

07 Oct 2014

The Australian Greens said today that the Government's back down on some key parts of their employment plan show out of touch they are with the real circumstances faced by job seekers.

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Figures expose cruelty of Government & ALP deal to dump people with disability onto Newstart

03 Oct 2014

The Australian Greens said today that figures showing that over 173,000 Newstart recipients have a disability highlights the deep inadequacy of the payment and the cruelty of the Government’s latest attempt to dump more people with disability into poverty.

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No support for bill to cut Seniors Supplement

02 Oct 2014

"The Australian Greens have not done a deal with the Government to support a bill cutting the Seniors Supplement," Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens spokesperson on family and community services said today.

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