Greens call on govt to help pensioners and stop arguing over process
The Rudd government should support the bill to increase the single pension, which was passed by the Senate last night, or introduce its own bill to increase pensions across the board, Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown said today.
"The Rudd government was able to bring in $31 billion in tax cuts without a review, or a public inquiry but will not act to increase pensions by $30 a week," Senator Brown said.
"There is no excuse for the government's inaction. It needs to stop arguing over process and take action for pensioners."