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Greens join peak welfare bodies in opposing energy supplement cut

22 Aug 2016

Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert has welcomed a joint letter from peak welfare organisations opposing the Government’s cut to the energy supplement.

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Royal Commission into youth detention should be national: Greens

19 Aug 2016

The latest report of alleged abuse in a Queensland youth detention facility demonstrate that the Royal Commission into such abuse should be national, with evidence of alleged abuse in other states deserving of investigation, Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert said today.  


Greens welcome ACTU commitment to mobilise against CDP

16 Aug 2016

The ACTU’s commitment today to mobilise against the Government’s discriminatory Community Development Program has been welcomed by the Australian Greens.


Legislate to protect dairy farmers: Greens

16 Aug 2016

The Australian Greens are calling on the government to act to prevent retrospective price decreases in the dairy industry, while the ACCC investigates. The Greens outlined this proposal in a letter to the Deputy Prime Minister and Shadow Minister for Agriculture in June.


ACTU moving towards a work for the dole challenge welcomed by the Greens

15 Aug 2016

The Australian Greens welcome the ACTU taking steps to challenge the discriminatory work for the dole scheme in remote Australia, Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert said today.


Change in Referendum time frame means it can be done right: Greens

10 Aug 2016

Australian Greens spokesperson on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues, Senator Rachel Siewert, responds to the changing time frame for a referendum on constitutional recognition.

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