The Australian Greens say the Government is showing continuing disregard for the not-for-profit sector, commencing action to repeal the ACNC.
"The ACNC's purpose is to ensure more transparency and accountability of the not-for-profit sector and yet the Government is committed to abolishing it," Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens spokesperson on families and community services said today.
The Australian Greens are calling the Prime Minister to intervene to protect jobs and the future of Qantas.
"This is devastating news for Qantas workers and their families and devastating news for all Australians", Greens Deputy Leader Adam Bandt said.
"The future of our national airline is at risk."
"Tony Abbott needs to step in and ensure that Qantas doesn't go to the wall."
The Australian Greens have today ensured that the measures contained in the wide-ranging omnibus Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 will be scrutinised by the Senate.
Senator MILNE (Tasmania-Leader of the Australian Greens) (12:17):
I rise today to support the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and to speak against its abolition. The Clean Energy Finance Corporation is one of the institutions that came out of the multi-party climate committee negotiations on how to address global warming.