The Greens have called the Government’s failure to include not-for profits in the stimulus package reckless.
“Not-for-profit’s provide some of the most important services in our community including childcare, disability, community and aged care services and they can’t access the small business stimulus payments,” Senator Rachel Siewert said.
“I’m deeply concerned that we will see many of these services close their doors if they are not provided with assistance by the Government, these services will also suffer under the impacts of COVID-19 on our economy and community.
“What does this Government expect disabled and vulnerable people to do if the services they are relying on have to shut their doors because of the economic down turn?
“Why is it that the Government is willing to go above and beyond to protect jobs in mining and yet thousands of people employed by the not-for-profit sector are being hung out to dry.
“Once again the most vulnerable have been failed by this Government when they are most at risk.”
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