Family, Ageing, Community & Disability Services, Forced Adoptions

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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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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Adoptions apology a step towards healing

21 Mar 2013

Senator Rachel Siewert has today warmly welcomed, the formal apology to those affected by past forced adoption practices.

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Forced Adoptions apology significant for parents, children and families

19 Dec 2012

The Australian Greens have welcomed the Government’s announcement of a Federal Government apology to people affected by past forced adoption practices on the 21st of March next year.

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Greens welcome ACT apology on Forced Adoptions

14 Aug 2012

The Australian Greens have welcomed today’s apology from the ACT Government to people affected by past forced adoption practices.

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Greens welcome announcement on forced adoption apology

25 Jun 2012

The Australian Greens have welcomed the Government's plans to issue a formal apology to people affected by past forced adoptions practices.

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Senator Siewert's speech on former Forced Adoption practices

07 Mar 2012

Senator Siewert's speech to the Senate on Wednesday 29th of February 2012, speaking about the Senate Inquiry into Commonwealth involvement in former Forced Adoption practices.

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