Economy

Money to lock up, but not to lift up

The calls for a budget that helps the disadvantaged, keeps people out of prison and protects children have been ignored in the Coalition's state budget that squanders the proceeds of privatisation and record stamp duty windfalls to build ever more roads and prisons, while continuing to underfund vital community services and the protection of children in our communities.

Greens MP and Justice Spokesperson David Shoebridge said: