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.
Greens candidate for Dawson Jonathon Dykyj today said the backflip by George Christensen to dump millions of tonnes of toxic coal port dredge spoil in World Heritage Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is highly irresponsible.
"The Greens have consistently said that dredge spoil dumped on land or at sea is harmful.
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.
The Australian Tax Office data released this month shows that 70 Australians with incomes of more than $1 million each in 2010 to 2011 paid no income tax while about 84,000 parents and their children will be forced to live on less than $270 a week.