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International index highlights Australia’s housing affordability shame

The Australian Greens said today that the Abbott government's 2014 cuts to housing and homelessness will continue to drag down the nation's housing affordability unless they are reversed in the upcoming federal budget.

"Published today by the Social Progress Imperative, the Social Progress Index shows that Australia is ranked 51st out of 133 countries on housing affordability. This is an indictment on Tony Abbott and his government's cruelty," Senator Scott Ludlam, Australian Greens housing spokesperson said today.

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Community Forums with Rachel & Scott

Creating Freedom Australia are hosting a number of community discussion on ideas and actions to create a better world for us and our future generations.

Alongside the play ‘The Various Unfortunate Deaths of T'Abbott and Rue Doch Juniors', these community discussions with guest speakers including Senator Rachel Siewert and Senator Scott Ludlam.

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Greens launch new community campaign against Tony Abbott’s budget

The Australian Greens said today that Tony Abbott's cruel budget was fuelling a strong backlash in WA, with a new grass-roots campaign to harness this energy as budget measures are debated in Parliament.

Senators Rachel Siewert and Scott Ludlam hosted a ‘Bust the Budget' forum in Perth last night, outlining the threats the budget poses to people across WA, and kicking off a new wave of community campaigning, building on the success of the recent Senate by-election.

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Answers back: Heatwave deaths and city design an uncomfortable subject for government

Rural & Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee
ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS ON NOTICE
Supplementary Budget Estimates November 2013
Infrastructure and Regional Development

Question no.: 213

Program: n/a
Division/Agency: (PAR) Policy and Research
Topic: Research into Heatwave Deaths
Proof Hansard Page/s: 112 (18/11/2013)

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Greens offer solutions for poverty in WA as the old parties go missing

The Australian Greens said today that they remain the only party with effective policies on the table to reduce the incidence of poverty in Western Australia.

The new WA Council of Social Service Cost Of Living Report released today shows that a lack of affordable housing, increased living costs and inadequate levels of income support are driving Western Australians below the poverty line, with job seekers, single parents and families on low or fixed incomes most at risk.

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Greens show the policy strength and commitment needed to address poverty

The Australian Greens said today they are the only party with the policies and commitment to deliver on recommendations of the nation’s peak community sector organisations and address problems such as poverty and homelessness in Australia.

“A caring society does not condemn people to live in poverty, and the Greens are showing the vision and compassion necessary to help some of our most vulnerable people,” Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens spokesperson on families and community services said today.

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