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Greens respond to poor Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook report card

The Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook released today highlights the Turnbull Government’s dead-end plan to balance the budget on the backs of the most vulnerable Australians, Leader of the Australian Greens Dr Richard Di Natale said.

​“There is one message in this MYEFO for everyday Australians: unless you’re a big corporation or Liberal Party donor, you don’t matter.”

“Malcolm Turnbull’s plan to hand out tax cuts to the wealthiest Australians while wage growth remains stagnant is a slap in the face to ordinary Australians doing it tough.” 

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Ad-hoc aged care cuts hurt older Australians

The Coalition's latest cuts to aged care programs are large, ad-hoc cuts, like the earlier Abbott budget cuts to social services. Aged care is a critical sector that will become even more important as Australians age. The Coalition should not be making ad-hoc cuts that will hurt aged care and aged care workers without having a clear plan to provide the support the sector needs.

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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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