The Greens stand up for single parents, young people and other marginalised groups by fighting the Coalition's attacks on Newstart and payments to single parents.
A better start for jobseekers
Jobseekers are living so far below the poverty line it has become a barrier to them finding work. Adam and the Greens have a costed plan to lift Newstart by $50/week, funded by a proper mining tax.
Standing up for single parents
On 1 January 2013, Labor pushed up to 100,000 single parents off the Parenting Payment and onto Newstart. The Liberal government has continued these attacks on single parents.
The Greens will:
- Increase payments to single parents by $90 per week
- Allow single parents to earn more income from part-time work before having their payments cut
- Make it easier for single parents to request flexible working arrangements, so that they can work and care for their children.
Taking the pressure off young people
Adam and the Greens want to take the pressure off young people and better recognise the huge contribution they make to our society and economy. We have a costed plan to lift Youth Allowance by $50, boost funding to TAFEs and universities, and build more affordable housing.