Residents of Wide Bay are being thrown into poverty by the Federal Government’s “woeful” Newstart Allowance levels, say the Queensland Greens.
The Queensland Greens Lead Senate candidate for the September election, Adam Stone is touring the region this week to highlight the issue with the candidate for Wide Bay, Joy Ringrose.
The Queensland Greens will fight to protect the Wide Bay region from any mining projects that could threaten the region's unique environment and prime farmland.
The Queensland Greens, single parents and charity groups today joined forces for an increase to Newstart in Brisbane, as a new Salvation Army survey showed families on Newstart are under more pressure than ever before.
Queensland Greens lead Senate candidate, Adam Stone, will address a rally today and warn the major parties to vote in favour of a Greens marriage equality bill in the House of Representatives on June 6 or face the wrath of voters on September 14.