Family, 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.
13 Mar 2013
Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert said today that MPs need to take action in Parliament in order to match their public &...
12 Mar 2013
The Australian Greens today released a book containing more than 400 personal letters addressed to Minister Shorten, shar...
06 Mar 2013
Rachel speaks to the media in Canberra about the Government's plan to increase the income free area of Newstart, but not boost ...
06 Mar 2013
The Australian Greens said today that efforts to increase the income free area of Newstart Allowance represented a piecemeal ap...
03 Mar 2013
The Australian Greens call on the Government to respond to international scrutiny of its recent cuts to parenting payments and ...
01 Mar 2013 | 6:30 pm
Please join us for a night of comic spin.
27 Feb 2013 | 11:00 am
Rachel Siewert joins with Senators Sue Boyce and Carol Brown in hosting a 'Morning Teal' (morning tea) for all Senators.
23 Feb 2013
The Greens will introduce a bill to Parliament to boost payments to single parents on Newstart
22 Feb 2013
The Australian Greens have spoken about the importance of a NDIS, as hearings for the scheme's legislation take place in Hobart today.
21 Mar 2013 | 1:00 pm
Rachel Siewert invites you to join her while being a key speaker at the Australian Blindness Forum (ABF), the peak body for the...