"Today is National Meals on Wheels Day, and the Greens are paying tribute to the 80,000 volunteers who help so many Australians each year," Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens spokesperson for families and community services said today.
The Australian Greens said today that Tony Abbott's plan to scrap a $210 supplement payment for vulnerable people threatens to be the start of a harsh and unfair policy regime aimed at punishing the poorest Australians.
The Australian Greens said today they are listening to the concerns of older Australians and agree that issues such as ageism, work force participation, access to health and aged care services need to be addressed.
The Australian Greens said today they are the only party with the policies and commitment to deliver on recommendations of the nation’s peak community sector organisations and address problems such as poverty and homelessness in Australia.
The Australian Greens said today that Government is relying on people with disabilities being forced to apply for Newstart, rather than the Disability Support Pension (DSP), to contribute $457 million of budget savings over the next four years.