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Jordon Steele-John

Friday, December 15, 2017

Jordon Steele-John

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The McGowan Government must clarify its position on funding individual disability advocacy services under the NDIS after state disability services minister Stephen Dawson left the government’s position in doubt following a live radio exchange yesterday with Australian Greens disability services...

Jordon Steele-John

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The rollout of the National Broadband Network is suffering from a serious lack of honesty, transparency and accountability at all levels – Government, NBN CO and retail providers – that must be addressed to restore public trust and meet Australia’s current and future digital needs, according to the...

Jordon Steele-John

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Australian Greens have welcomed a decision by the West Australian government to become part of the federal approach to the National Disability Insurance Scheme, calling for more details of the new approach to be released. Australian Greens disability services spokesperson Senator Jordon Steele-...

Rachel Siewert

Friday, December 8, 2017

A new report by the University of Sydney that shows a link between income management and lower birthweights and school attendance must be carefully considered by the Government, Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert said today.   “The longstanding excuse for implementing income management by...

Rachel Siewert

Thursday, December 7, 2017

The Government’s announcement of Gary Johns’ appointment as Commissioner of the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission (ACNC) is deeply concerning and raises a massive red flag for the charities and not-for-profit sector and the broader community. "This appointment demonstrates the...

Rachel Siewert

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The Australian Greens oppose the Government’s bill to expand the cashless welfare card trials in its entirety, and have dissented from the Community Affairs committee report into the Bill.  “The ORIMA report into the effectiveness of the card in current trial sites is flawed, it doesn't show proof...

Rachel Siewert

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The Australian Greens will not support schedules in the Social Services Housing Affordability Bill that seek to give the Secretary of the Department of Social Services permission to take money directly from a tenant’s income support payments to pay for rent or property damage.  “The Government has...

Jordon Steele-John

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The government has signalled today they will table their response to the future of Australian video games development industry inquiry by the end of 2017, 586 days late, after pressure from the Australian Greens. Australian Greens IT spokesperson Senator Jordon Steele-John said Australia’s video...

Jordon Steele-John

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

  Tuesday, 5 December 2017 Connecting to Australia’s National Broadband Network has been overwhelmingly a negative experience for most people, according to Australian Greens NBN spokesperson Senator Jordon Steele-John. “In the last few weeks I've already been inundated with complaints from...