The Australian Greens said today that the Federal Government's increasingly cruel cost cutting regime was now targeting vulnerable people with disabilities.
"I'm deeply concerned that this is about cost savings and not about genuinely helping people with disability. The Government has released a loose, poorly formed policy idea targeting people with disabilities just days before Christmas," Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens spokesperson on Disability said today.
The Abbott Government’s approval of Clive Palmer’s coal mine in the Galilee Basin and the Surat Gas Expansion late today threatens the climate, the Great Barrier Reef, groundwater and biodiversity.
The Australian Greens say the government's Green Paper on the Emissions Reduction Fund, otherwise known as the Direct Action sham, is just more government spin to hide the fact Tony Abbott does not accept the science behind global warming.
"It's no surprise the Green Paper is light on detail - there's nothing to talk about. This is just more of the same from a government that doesn't accept that global warming is real and hurting people already.
Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne says the Attorney General must guarantee that privileged legal advice to the East Timor Government regarding proceedings against the Australian Government in The Hague that was seized by ASIO has not been provided to or used in any way by Australia's legal team.