There are 2.3 million people living below the poverty line in Australia. Nearly 600,000 of them are children.
The Greens are the only party talking about this, and who are willing stand up for vulnerable families by committing to a long term plan to address the underlying causes of poverty.
Piecemeal and inconsistent responses to poverty are inadequate and ineffective. Currently, the underlying contributors to poverty such as affordable housing, food security and access to education and employment are being tackled separately, across different Government departments, and different levels of Government.
That's why the Greens are announcing our plan to begin work on creating a National Anti-Poverty Strategy. A successful strategy will facilitate coordinated action across all levels of government and the community services sector to reduce poverty and address its underlying causes.
The Greens are the only party talking about reducing the gap between rich and poor, and who are willing stand up for vulnerable families with effective ways to help thousands of Australians out of poverty.
Our costed plans will cover dental care in Medicare, restore vital support for single parents, give jobseekers the support they need to find work, increase affordable housing, keep the costs of healthcare and healthy food down, and more.