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Suicide rates at ten year high shows more work to do and should prompt a national suicide prevention target: Greens

29 Sep 2016

Suicide rates hitting a devastating ten year high should jolt the Government into implementing a national suicide prevention target whilst addressing what else we need to be doing, Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert said today.

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Australia should not ignore UN Committee, laws should be amended to stop the indefinite detention of people with cognitive impairment

29 Sep 2016

Australia and Western Australia should not ignore the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) call for Mr Marlon Noble to have the conditions of his release lifted after serving more than ten years in prison without a charge, Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert said today.

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Greens hope wait for Coroner's decision not too long

28 Sep 2016

Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert has expressed continued support for the family of Ms Dhu after the WA state coroner’s reserved her decision to release the CCTV footage until a later date. 

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Government must act on committee recommendations to stop abuse, violence and neglect of people with disability: Greens

23 Sep 2016

News of a six year old boy with autism allegedly restrained with a weighted vest, belt and ankle straps whilst at school are of huge concern, and an investigation by the Department of Education is welcome, Senator Rachel Siewert said today.

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Same-old same-old as Government continues punitive approaches to income support

21 Sep 2016

Yesterday Minister Porter described the proposed welfare overhaul as ‘revolutionary’ and then went on to talk about the same old paternalistic approaches that do nothing but further entrench poverty, Greens Senator RacheL Siewert said today.

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If the Government wants their ‘revolutionary’ investment approach to work, they need to change their social policy settings: Greens

20 Sep 2016

The Australian Greens have said today that Governments proposed ‘investment approach’ to income support will fail if broader social policy settings do not change and if the overhaul is pursued with intentions to plug up the budget.

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