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Rachel - Newstart Press Conference

The Australian Greens said today that efforts to increase the income free area of Newstart Allowance represented a piecemeal approach to reforms that would not help long term unemployed people facing multiple barriers to employment.

Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens spokesperson on families and community services said today the Government is trying to mitigate the electoral damage caused as a result of parenting payment cuts and ongoing inaction on payments like Newstart.

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Press conference: Christine Milne and Rachel Siewert: Act of Recognition

Greens Leader Christine Milne and Greens spokesperson for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues, Senator Rachel Siewert, held a press conference on the Act of Recognition, an important step towards recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Constitution, an integral part of the Greens' agreement with Labor to form government.

The Greens call on the Government to make this change happen in the next election cycle.


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