Media statement, Thursday, 12 December, 2013.
A bill to establish same sex marriage in Western Australia was introduced today by the Hon Lynn MacLaren, Greens MLC, in the Legislative Council.
That the Senate-
a) notes the open letter to the Government, dated 9 December 2013, signed by 44 prominent academics and public health experts, which expresses alarm around the effects these potential changes could have on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and the integrity of Australian public health initiatives;
The Abbott Government's broken promises and mismanagement of the Gonski school funding model will be examined by a special senate committee established today.
Australian Greens spokesperson for Schools Senator Penny Wright encouraged parents, teachers and schools to make submissions.
"The Australian Greens are extremely disappointed about the tactics used by the Government to torpedo the aged care worker supplements," Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens spokesperson on ageing said today.
"The Government has shown that they have complete disregard for aged care workers, who often receive very low wages, despite the fact they're at the front line when it comes to providing care.