International Day of People with Disability

03 Dec 2014

The Senate has supported a joint motion moved by Senator Siewert on the International Day of People with Disability


Rachel's Ag-Vet Chemicals Speech

28 Jun 2013

The Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment Bill has just passed the Senate and is a significant win for the environment.


National Close the Gap Day

21 Mar 2013

Thursday is National Close the Gap Day. I would like to acknowledge all of those who have supported and participated in this event, which will happen around the country.


Newstart Speech - Response to Newstart Inquiry Report

28 Nov 2012

Rachel delivered this speech to the Senate on Wednesday 28 November 2012 in response to the Senate Inquiry report into Newstart and other allowance payments. You can also view the video and visit our Newstart Campaign page for more information.


Rachel's Newstart Inquiry Speech - Transcript

28 Nov 2012

Rachel delivered this speech to the Senate on Wednesday 28 November 2012 in resonse to the Newstart Inquiry report.


A surplus at the expense of vulnerable people

20 Nov 2012

 Here we are, talking about an extremely slim budget surplus, a budget surplus that is being delivered at the expense of some of the most disadvantaged in our community.

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