Last Week's Media Releases


Government must act on increase to inadequate Newstart in the budget

29 Apr 2016

The Australian Greens have welcomed KPMG's calls to increase Newstart, the rate of payment is totally inadequate and is a barrier to people entering work.


Government should stop going after most vulnerable in the lead up to the budget: Greens

27 Apr 2016

The Government’s obsession with punishing vulnerable Australian’s continues today with news that income support recipients will be targeted to pay for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, which has already been funded.


Burt community will be nervous about the proposed cashless card: Greens

26 Apr 2016

“It is unsurprising that the person who helped advise the Government on the unfair cashless welfare card would try and promote it in their capacity as liberal candidate for Burt”, Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert said today.


Tough day in Kununurra and Wyndham as cashless welfare card rolls out

26 Apr 2016

The Greens say today will be a tough day for income support recipients in Kununurra and Wyndham, with the cashless welfare card trial beginning today despite community opposition.

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Addressing marine parks is a start to addressing coral bleaching

22 Apr 2016

With increasing evidence that coral bleaching is occurring off the coast of the Kimberley Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert is calling on the Government to urgently reinstate marine parks.


Turnbull, ensure longevity and double funding for Indigenous Rangers

21 Apr 2016

In the lead up to the budget the Greens have written to Prime Minister Turnbull urging him to double funding for the Indigenous Rangers program and ensure longevity by committing to the program for the next 15 years.

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