Family, Community & Disability Services
We are committed to delivering a guaranteed adequate income to all Australians, so as to assure people have appropriate support. Accessible social services, community resources and income support are essential for ensuring everybody has access to quality health care, housing, employment, education and training. The Greens are committed to increasing Newstart Allowance and raising all income support payments to better reflect the cost of living.
The community and not-for-profit sector plays an important role in our society and Government needs to commit funding and support accordingly.
People who experience disability, and their families and carers deserve access to life-long support and services that meet their individual circumstances. They should have the opportunity to actively participate in planning and delivery of policies, services and supports in areas such as education, health, housing, mobility, employment and social engagement. The Greens are actively working to ensure all Australians have independence, self-determination and choice in their lives.
16 Dec 2011
What a year to be Green!
Right from the start, 2011 has been a year of victory for the planet and for a more compassiona...
07 Nov 2011
Australian Greens Leader Senator Bob Brown appeared on ABC News Breakfast to discuss the political budget surplus, the Afghanis...
06 Nov 2011
Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown, Senator for Queensland Larissa Waters, Senators for Western Australia Rachel Siewert and Sc...
20 Sep 2011
Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown congratulates the Senate for supporting President Barack Obama's push for a millionaire's ta...
01 Sep 2011
1 September marks one year since the Australian Greens signed an historic agreement with Prime Minister Julia Gillard's Labor G...
29 Jun 2011
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11 May 2011
Australian Greens Leader Senator Bob Brown spoke with ABC News Radio's Fran Kelly about the 2011-12 federal budget.
10 May 2011
Senator Bob Brown held a press conference where he discussed the government's 2011-12 federal budget.
10 May 2011
Public mental health and private mineral wealth are the big winners out of this year's budget, Greens Leader Bob Brown said tod...
29 Mar 2011
Australian Greens Leader Senator Bob Brown delivers the Keynote address to the Australian Council of Social Service conference,...