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Coalition's first budget puts you last

Penny Wright 14 May 2014

South Australian Greens Senators Sarah Hanson-Young and Penny Wright have slammed the Coalition's first budget, which slugs SA families while letting big business off the hook.

"This is a brutal budget by a cruel Coalition," Senator Wright said.

"Not only has Education Minister Christopher Pyne turned his back on SA school students by ripping the heart out of the Gonski reforms, he wants to make it harder and more expensive to go to university.

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Secret bill to hit families hard

Rachel Siewert 10 Dec 2013
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Greens call on Abbott to reject any attempts to stymie Paid Parental Leave scheme

The Australian Greens are calling on Tony Abbott to reject his backbencher Dennis Jensen’s push to delay the introduction of the Coalition’s Paid Parental Leave scheme.

"After the worldwide embarrassment caused by having only one woman in cabinet it would be wise for Tony Abbott to ignore Dennis Jensen's attempt to stymie paid parental leave," Greens Senator and spokesperson Sarah Hanson-Young said.

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