The Greens agree that job services in Australia need to be improved, but hold concerns that the newly announced jobactive scheme misses the mark, with an emphasis on Work for the Dole likely to lead to negative outcomes for jobseekers.
Senator Rachel Siewert, Greens spokesperson on Community Services, said the Work For The Dole measure should be dropped.
The Australian Greens have called on the government to fast-track the implementation of a scheme to mandate notifications of data breaches, as the international community reacts to news that the personal information of 31 world leaders was compromised by the immigration department.
"This is an embarrassing international incident which highlights that no system is infallible," Senator Scott Ludlam, Greens communication spokesperson said today.
The Greens have called out the Abbott Government for holding up vital country of origin food labelling laws which would protect South Australian growers.
‘Rule of Two’ no more than a stopgap solution
The Greens have warned ‘Rule of Two’ will do little to prevent further tragedies like the Germanwings crash, arguing that properly resourcing support services for pilots would be more effective.
“The government’s announcement is not much more than a stopgap solution,” said the Australian Greens transport spokesperson Senator Janet Rice.