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Government must act on committee recommendations to stop abuse, violence and neglect of people with disability: Greens

23 Sep 2016

News of a six year old boy with autism allegedly restrained with a weighted vest, belt and ankle straps whilst at school are of huge concern, and an investigation by the Department of Education is welcome, Senator Rachel Siewert said today.

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Education meeting failure; no road-map towards needs-based funding

23 Sep 2016

The Australian Greens have criticised today's meeting of Education Minister's as a talk-fest, saying that it has done nothing to move towards an improved funding model for Australian schools.

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Labor must rule out a plebiscite once and for all

23 Sep 2016

The Greens have called on Labor to immediately and completely rule out supporting a harmful and divisive equal marriage plebiscite.

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OECD calls for action on infrastructure and housing

23 Sep 2016

Greens Treasury spokesperson, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, commented today on the release of the OECD’s Interim Economic Outlook.

Senator Whish-Wilson said, “The OECD has joined the chorus of voices urging governments to invest more in infrastructure.

“The OECD has clearly said that debt funding of productive and transformative infrastructure is more likely to improve economic conditions than weaken them, and the failure of governments to take advantage of record low interest rates is creating a ‘self-fulfilling low-growth trap’.

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Pretty speeches abroad, human rights violations at home

22 Sep 2016

The Prime Minister's pitch for UN Human Rights Council Membership appears to be operating in a parallel universe, the Australian Greens said today.

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Needs based funding required, not government excuses for funding cuts

22 Sep 2016

Needs based support for schools must be guaranteed beyond the funding cliff set up by the Abbott/Turnbull government, the Australian Greens have said.

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