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Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert comments on Scott Morrison foreshadowing more cuts to social safety net to fund NDIS

"We do not need to take from our most vulnerable to pay for the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

“Australians doing it tough must be growing really tired of the Coalition Government using them as a source of savings for the Federal Budget. The Government is once again sinking so low as to pitch one group needing the community’s support against another.

“We could generate billions of dollars by other measures such as ending superannuation tax concessions for the wealthy, and billions more by ending tax-free fuel for big mining companies. We could also end tax evasion but the Government prefers to target the most vulnerable.

“The Australian Greens have said it before and we will say it again: The Government needs to raise revenue from those who can most afford to pay”.

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