The Abbott Government’s approval of Adani’s Carmichael coal mine in the Galilee Basin, to export through the Great Barrier Reef, is an environmental and climate disaster.
The Australian Greens said today that the Government is out of touch with the reality faced by jobseekers and is resorting to unproven work for the dole measures and tough compliance regimes.
All 157 Sri Lankan asylum seekers currently being held in the Curtin detention centre must understand that they have rights in Australia and the Abbott Government must respect those rights, the Australian Greens have said.
The Australian Greens said today a significant number of jobseekers will be punished and disadvantaged from any expansion of work for the dole.
"Work for the Dole is not an effective program for getting people into work and study, and is just another example of the Government's ideological war against income support and social security," Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens spokesperson on family and community services said today.