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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Everyone deserves fair access to social services

10 Jun 2016

Leader for the Australian Greens Senator Richard Di Natale wants to strengthen Australia’s social safety net to build a social security system for the 21st century, and boost social services funding to ensure guaranteed access to essential community services.

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Everyone deserves fair access to social services

10 Jun 2016

Leader for the Australian Greens Senator Richard Di Natale wants to strengthen Australia’s social safety net to build a social security system for the 21st century, and boost social services funding to ensure guaranteed access to essential community services.

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Transparency needed on how Liberal Party is storing contact details from PaTH to jobs website

01 Jun 2016

The Government must make it clear how the newly launched PaTH to jobs website is storing contact details and email addresses of people interested in the PaTH program, Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert said today.

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Greens would make ABC iView audio description trials permanent

16 May 2016

The Australian Greens are calling for ABC iView audio description trials to be made permanent, launching a package that would ensure the continued rollout of the important service for people who are blind or vision impaired.

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Greens would make ABC iView audio description trials permanent

16 May 2016

The Australian Greens are calling for ABC iView audio description trials to be made permanent, launching a package that would ensure the continued rollout of the important service for people who are blind or vision impaired.

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We’re with Melinda: Greens support single mum who confronted the Prime Minister about cuts to the Family Tax Benefit

12 May 2016

The Australian Greens have today expressed support for single mum Melinda who confronted the Prime Minister about cuts to the Family Tax Benefit.

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Greens announce funding support for national redress scheme

09 May 2016

The Greens have announced a package that would establish a national redress scheme for survivors of child abuse in institutional settings if elected.

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Watering down work for the dole but no changes in remote communities a huge cause for concern: Greens

05 May 2016

Changing arrangements for work for the dole measures but keeping in place tougher requirements for Aboriginal communities shows discrimination is entrenched in the budget, Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert said today.

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