The Australian Greens said today that some of the poorest people in our community will be placed under even more financial stress if Tony Abbotts's budget becomes a reality.
The Budget is the most values laden of any document tabled in the Parliament. It reflects the priorities for the nation and the future. The Treasurer said as much at the beginning of his Budget speech yesterday. If you want to know what people value, follow how they earn and spend their money.
The days of puzzling over Australian-made claims in the aisles of the supermarket would be over if a bill introduced today by Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne is passed in the Senate.
On the day Senator Abetz and the Coalition voted against upholding the principle that areas listed as world heritage should never be logged, the Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries made extraordinary claims about the Tasmanian contractors exit grants, Greens Leader Senator Christine Milne said.
A Greens initiated inquiry into Australia's aid program in Afghanistan has revealed significant concerns about the miltarisation of aid delivered by the Defence Force, particularly in the Uruzgan Province, spent with an eye to win ‘hearts and minds' rather than make a real difference to the lives of Afghan people.