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Greens to reverse Labor’s single parent cuts

The Greens will introduce a bill to Parliament to boost payments to single parents on Newstart, increase the amount of work they are able to do without losing their benefits and give carers an enforceable right to flexible work hours.

The bill effectively reverses cuts to single parents payments made by the Gillard and Howard governments, who pushed over 100,000 single parents on to the dole and into poverty.

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Federal Greens join protest against parenting payment cuts

 

Greens MPs have spoken at a Parliament House rally in Canberra today, taking a stand against cuts to parenting payments that have forced single parents to move to the inadequate Newstart Allowance and lose between $60 and $100 per week.

Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert, spokesperson for Families and Community Services and Deputy Leader Adam Bandt said today that the Government was failing in its primary responsibility of caring for vulnerable people.

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