Last Week's Media Releases

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Greens reject truancy expansion and the targeting of family payments

29 Aug 2014

The Australian Greens said today the Federal Government's move to continue and expand truancy programs that deny parents access to income support and family payments is another example of the recklessness of their policy approach.

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Senate backs Greens motion on Hearing Awareness Week

28 Aug 2014

The Senate has supported an Australian Greens motion recognising Hearing Awareness Week and has called on the Federal Government to make Aboriginal ear disease a national priority.

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Government recklessly purses tough budget measures

28 Aug 2014

The Australian Greens said today that while the Government considers negotiations on family payment reforms, they are recklessly pursuing tough budget measures that target young jobseekers, despite the evidence of the harm they will cause and growing community opposition to the approach.

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Government BSWAT changes don't address wage discrimination

27 Aug 2014

The Australian Greens said today that the Government's Business Services Wage Assessment Tool (BSWAT) Bill doesn't adequately address the discrimination faced by people with disability affected by this assessment tool, or their need for compensation.

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Greens raise concerns about fast-tracking intercountry adoptions

27 Aug 2014

The Australian Greens have raised concerns about fast-tracking of intercountry adoption processes, in its dissenting report made to the Senate Inquiry into the Australian Citizenship Amendment (Intercountry Adoption) Bill 2014.

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Greens to oppose tougher penalties for jobseekers

27 Aug 2014

The Australian Greens will not be supporting the Government's move to significantly toughen penalties for jobseekers, which will lead to mandatory eight week suspensions in the event of compliance failures.

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