So far, we have successfully helped:
✅ Protect Renters, nationwide (commercial and residential) with eviction bans
Thousands of people added their voice to our campaign. We kicked off changes in NSW and TAS state parliaments on a Tuesday and Wednesday. We wrote to the PM, Premiers and Chief Ministers' National Cabinet, and by Sunday agreement had been reached. This is people power. We're working to reinstate these bans in affected areas like NSW and Victoria.
✅ Additional income support for people on JobSeeker (Newstart)
Individuals on JobSeeker received an additional $550 COVID supplement during the crisis throughout much of 2021, and a temporarily lift on mutual obligation requirements until 27 April 2020. While these measures were only temporary, we're continuing to fight for permanent improvements.
✅ Additional income support for Students on Youth Allowance, Austudy and Abstudy
Students received an additional $550 COVID supplement throughout much of 2021. While these measures were only temporary, we're continuing the fight for permanent improvements.
✅ Support for the Not For Profit sector - Originally shut out of the government’s small business support package, many organisations that provide support to the most vulnerable people in our communities received access to support to keep their services functioning.
We will fight to make sure you won’t be left behind.
Together, we’re powerful.
We're fighting to get real climate action, make the big corporations and billionaires pay their fair share of tax, and get dental and mental health in Medicare. The Greens are fighting for your future.