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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Appropriate housing critical for NDIS success

27 Mar 2014

The Australian Greens support calls by the disability and community sector to ensure the housing needs of people with disability are planned for as the NDIS is rolled out.

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Senate Committee delivers report on dementia

27 Mar 2014

The Senate Community Affairs References Committee last night handed down the inquiry report into care and management dementia in Australia, with a focus on behavioural and psychiatric symptoms of dementia (BPSD).

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Federal Government must show leadership to end injustice for people with a cognitive impairment

26 Mar 2014

The Senate has passed an Australian Greens motion calling on the Federal Government to lead efforts to ensure people with a cognitive impairment are not held in custody indefinitely without conviction.

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Community organisations face ongoing funding uncertainty

25 Mar 2014

The Australian Greens said today that community organisations face ongoing uncertainty about their futures and futures of their clients with the Federal Government failing to confirm whether funding will be available beyond 30 June 2014.

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Support for single parents, not cruel cuts, must be the Government’s priority

25 Mar 2014

The Australian Greens have called on the Federal Government to prioritise assistance for single parents ahead of cruel cuts in the upcoming Federal Budget.

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Newstart bill an important step towards closing Australia’s growing income support gap

24 Mar 2014

The Australian Greens said today that their bill to increase Newstart and Youth Allowance would be an important step in closing the growing gap between Newstart and pension payments.

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Investment and support needed to deliver an effective NDIS

21 Mar 2014

The Australian Greens have called on the Federal Government to provide the investments and support needed to fully deliver the NDIS.

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Greens commemorate first anniversary of the National Apology for Forced Adoptions

21 Mar 2014

Today is the first anniversary of the National Apology for Forced Adoptions, which took place on 21st March 2013.

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Senate backs Greens motion for federal action to help Rose Anne Fulton

18 Mar 2014

The Senate has backed an Australian Greens motion calling on the Federal Government to assist in the case of Rose Anne Fulton, who has been held in custody in Kalgoorlie, WA for 18 months without a trial or conviction.

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Greens to oppose ACNC repeal as the Abbott Government ignores the community sector

15 Mar 2014

The Australian Greens said today they would continue to support the community sector and oppose any government attempts to repeal the Australian Charities and Not For Profit Commission.

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