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Coalition aid cuts are hurting world’s most vulnerable

Australian Greens spokesperson for international aid and development Senator Lee Rhiannon says the Coalition's $11 billion cut to overseas aid is adversely impacting aid agencies.

"With 177 projects already cut from the aid budget, Australian overseas aid charities are rightfully anxious about the future of their work.

"Aid agencies such as ActionAid, World Vision, Plan Australia and Care Australia are being forced to withdraw or scale back many of their overseas assistance and development programs ahead of next month's budget.

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MYEFO shocker, not a shock absorber

Adam Bandt 15 Dec 2014

Acting Greens Leader Adam Bandt says the Abbott government’s cruel budget priorities have continued in the MYEFO mini budget update.

“This isn’t a budget update at all, it’s just more of the same. This isn’t Joe Hockey’s shock absorber, it’s just a shocker,” Acting Greens Leader Adam Bandt said.

“Instead of listening to the public and the Parliament, the government is still trying to balance the budget by taking the axe to the young, the old, the sick and the poor.

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