Last Week's Media Releases


Senate calls on Government to reinstate our marine reserve system

12 Oct 2015

Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert has welcomed Senate support for her motion calling on the Government to reinstate marine protected areas and their management plans, especially after recent news that mass coral die-off is looming.


This Anti-Poverty week Government should abandon healthy welfare card and increase Newstart allowance

12 Oct 2015

At the beginning of Anti-Poverty Week 2015 the Australian Greens are restating the desperate need for an increase to the Newstart allowance under a National Poverty Strategy umbrella whilst calling on the Liberal Government to abandon its host of harsh measures that entrench poverty.


Senator calls on the Government to Close the Gap on Aboriginal eye health for World Sight Day

08 Oct 2015

Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert has called for further investment in Aboriginal eye health as part of World Sight Day 2015.

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Aboriginal Advisory Committee healthy welfare card rejection means Government must go back to the drawing board

06 Oct 2015

Reports that the Halls Creek Aboriginal advisory committee has rejected the cashless welfare card trial show that the Government’s punitive, top down approach isn’t what communities need or want.


Aboriginal eye health funding is welcome but more is needed to Close the Gap

17 Sep 2015

The Senate has supported my motion calling for the Government to Close the Gap on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health said Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert.


Committee report on DSS grants process tabled in Senate

16 Sep 2015

Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert has tabled the Senate Community Affairs References Committee report on its inquiry into the impact of the grants application process by the Department of Social Security (DSS), with recommendations on how to improve service quality, efficiency and sustainability.

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