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Greens pledge stability and focus on Budget

Media Release
Christine Milne 29 Apr 2012

The Greens remain focussed on providing stability in the parliament in order to continue working to support people and protect the environment for now and for the future.

"We will not be giving in to Tony Abbott's push for instability and superficial politics over issues that are critical to the well-being of Australians every day," Australian Greens Leader, Senator Christine Milne, said.

"We remain focussed on the Budget, which is only 9 days away.

"All democratically elected members of our parliament need to come together to find the resources we need to fund important measures like getting dental care in Medicare, setting up a National Disability Insurance Scheme, rolling out renewable energy technologies and increasing the Newstart allowance to a level people can live on.

"The decisions today by Ms Gillard, Mr Slipper and Mr Thomson should now give Parliament the space it needs to focus on the Budget and the long-term interests of the Australian people.

"This parliament is delivering for people across Australia and we should focus on debating the issues."


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