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  • Budget cuts set to boost Newstart numbers

    The Australian Greens said today the number of new people on Newstart was likely to grow beyond the recent increase of 50,000 as a result of changes in the federal budget.

  • Keep razor gang away from military pensions: Greens

    The Australian Greens have urged the government to come clean about potential changes to military pensions in next month’s budget, amid speculation some former defence force personnel will be left worse off.

    Speaking on Anzac Day, Spokesperson for Veterans Affairs, Senator Penny Wright, called on the government to keep their razor gang away from military pensions.

  • Direct Action White Paper 'hip-pocket robbery' strengthens Greens’ resolve

    New detail about the Abbott government's Direct Action plan has strengthened the Australian Greens' resolve to protect communities from the fiscal and environmental damage it would inflict.

    "Direct Action is a misnomer that's so drastically inferior to our existing policies that it's incredible the Abbott government would even try to push ahead with it," said Greens Acting Leader, Adam Bandt MP.

  • Commission of Audit watchdog report warns against health, welfare cuts

    The Senate Inquiry into the Abbott government's Commission of Audit has today tabled a new interim report, which covers evidence presented on the effects of predicted budget cuts in the areas of health, social services and employment.

    "The evidence received by the Committee directly contradicts the Government's line on the economy," said Senator Richard Di Natale, chair of the Senate Select Committee conducting the inquiry.

  • The Telecommunications Act 1979 inquiry: NSW Council for Civil Liberties.

    The Telecommunications Act 1979 inquiry: NSW Council for Civil Liberties.

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