Today's Media Releases

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Childcare delay to hit families hard

04 May 2016

The Australian Greens have expressed regret at the government's decision to delay implementing seriously overdue changes to the early education and care sector for another year.

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Three shockers make a bad Budget for health

04 May 2016

Australian Greens Leader Dr Richard Di Natale says Scott Morrison's 4-year fiscal plan won't please anyone who values a quality health system.

"This Budget attacks universal dental care, cuts millions out of frontline health services, and contains a Medicare co-payment by stealth," Senator Di Natale said.

 

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Budget closes curtains on opportunity to restore Australian Arts: Greens

04 May 2016

Greens Arts spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said Malcolm Turnbull and Scott Morrison closed the curtains on the opportunity to restore funding, independence and stability to the Australian arts sector in their Budget released last night.

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Budget a ‘house of cards’; super measures underwhelming

04 May 2016

Greens Treasury spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said the government’s so-called new ‘Low Income Superannuation Tax Offset’ (LISTO) is really just another case of the government reviving a measure it had previously sent to the grave. The Liberal government passed legislation that from next year will see the ‘Low Income Super Contribution’ program cut, a program that operates in a similar way as their proposed LISTO scheme, from next year.

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Final Budget of Abbott-Turnbull government lays bare the economic policy failures for Tasmania

04 May 2016

Greens Senator for Tasmania, Peter Whish-Wilson, says that last night’s Federal Budget is an admission of failure by the Liberals to deliver for Tasmania's economy.

“First the Government wound up their $6.5 million employment incentive aimed at attracting 2000 jobs; it ending up employing just 160 people.

“The Cadbury’s $15 million grant was a farce from beginning to end. Not a cent of the money has been yet to be spent despite the Government’s term effectively being over.

“The Tasmanian Major Projects Unit has done little more than occupy an empty office in Launceston  and produce brochures on how to apply for development funds.

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Inadequate domestic violence funding which lasts only until just after the election

04 May 2016

The Turnbull Budget locks in Abbott’s cuts to domestic violence services and subjects women’s legal and housing services, which help women escape violence, to massive funding cuts from next financial year.

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