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Strong policies needed as Australia's population ages

22 Nov 2013

The Australian Greens said today the Prime Minister needs to focus on Australia's rapidly ageing population, with the Productivity Commission's Report clearly highlighting the need for a strong policy response.

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WA NDIS myths examined in Estimates

03 Jun 2013

Senator Rachel Siewert speaks to members of FaHCSIA about the rollout of the NDIS in WA.

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Rachel - Newstart Press Conference

06 Mar 2013

Rachel speaks to the media in Canberra about the Government's plan to increase the income free area of Newstart, but not boost the rate of payment.

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Press conference: Christine Milne and Rachel Siewert: Act of Recognition

13 Feb 2013

 

Christine Milne and Rachel Siewert held a press conference on the Act of Recognition, an important step towards recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Constitution, and an integral part of the Greens' agreement with Labor to form government.

The Greens call on the Government to make this change happen in the next election cycle.

 

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Rachel - Whaling Press Conference

12 Dec 2012

Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert speaks about the Government's need to prepare for the upcoming whaling season.

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Press conference: environmental protection laws

06 Dec 2012

Senators Christine Milne, Larissa Waters and Rachel Siewert joined a community rally outside Parliament House in Canberra to celebrate the reprieve for our environmental laws.

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Palliative Care in Australia

11 Oct 2012

Senator Rachel Siewert tables the report of the Community Affairs References Committee on palliative care in Australia. 

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Rachel's Speech on Parenting Payment Cuts

09 Oct 2012

Greens spokesperson on Community Services, Senator Rachel Siewert, speaks to the Senate about planned cuts to parenting payments and the impact on families.

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Aboriginal and church leaders oppose the NT intervention extension legislation

18 Jun 2012

A coailition of Aboriginal, church and community leaders come together to oppose the Government's proposed legislation to extend the Northern Territory intervention for Aboriginal communities.

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Greens respond to marine park announcements

14 Jun 2012

Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert speaks to the media in Canberra today after the Government's marine parks announcement.

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Rachel speaks about Newstart & Parenting Payment

30 May 2012

Senator Siewert has today commented on moves to place over 122,000 single parents on Newstart.

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Rachel speaks to ABC about Hockey's End to the Age of Entitlement

20 Apr 2012

Greens Senator Rachel Siewert spoke to ABC Radio's PM program on Thurdaday to discuss Coalition comments on entitlement to income support payments.

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Rachel speaks to ABC Afternoons

17 Apr 2012

Greens Senator Rachel Siewert has spoken to ABC Perth's Afternoon Program about her week on Newstart Allowance.

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Rachel speaks to Fran Kelly about living on $17 per day

13 Apr 2012

Senator Siewert has spoken to ABC Radio National about her campaign to increase Newstart Allowance and provide better assistance for unemployed Australians.

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Press Conference - Senate Inquiry into NT Intervention Expansion

14 Mar 2012

Senator Siewert's press conference following the tabling of the Senate Inquiry into Stronger Futures.

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Australian Greens National Conference Press Conference - November 6, 2011

06 Nov 2011

Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown, Senator for Queensland Larissa Waters, Senators for Western Australia Rachel Siewert and Scott Ludlam, and Member for Melbourne Adam Bandt spoke to the media about the Australian Greens National Conference in Fremantle, WA.Topics included the allocation of preferences, the environmental threats posed by developments in the Kimberley, and the Nationals' call for a "discussion paper" on coal seam gas. 

Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown, Senator for Queensland Larissa Waters, Senators for Western Australia Rachel Siewert and Scott Ludlam, and Member for Melbourne Adam Bandt spoke to the media about the Australian Greens National Conference in Fremantle, WA.

Topics included the allocation of preferences, the environmental threats posed by developments in the Kimberley, and the Nationals' call for a "discussion paper" on coal seam gas. 

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Senator Rachel Siewert press conference - Wednesday August 10

10 Aug 2011

Greens spokesperson for Community & Disability Services, Senator Rachel Siewert, held a press conference to discuss the government's announcement of a National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Greens spokesperson for Community & Disability Services, Senator Rachel Siewert, held a press conference to discuss the government's announcement of a National Disability Insurance Scheme.

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Greens call for tobacco floor price

17 May 2011

Australian Greens health spokesperson, Senator Rachel Siewert speaks to ABC Canberra's Drive program about a floor price on tobacco and the industry's ongoing campaign against preventitive health measures.

Australian Greens health spokesperson, Senator Rachel Siewert speaks to ABC Canberra's Drive program about a floor price on tobacco and the industry's ongoing campaign against preventitive health measures.

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Joint Press Conference - Australian Greens Leader, Senator Bob Brown, and Greens health spokesperson, Senator Rachel Siewert – in Canberra today

11 Feb 2011

Senator Bob Brown and Senator Rachel Siewert urge state and federal leaders to boost mental health services and work towards a national, universal public dental care scheme.Senator Brown also vows to take on Rio Tinto, whose profit bonanza will benefit its more than 70-percent foreign shareholders, and other heavyweights as companies prepare to fight efforts to develop an alternative to coal and the Greens’ push to put an effective price on carbon.He also expressed his concern about Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s intransigence and any move to give greater powers to General Omar Suleiman who has a reputation as a torturer and murderer.

Senator Bob Brown and Senator Rachel Siewert urge state and federal leaders to boost mental health services and work towards a national, universal public dental care scheme.

Senator Brown also vows to take on Rio Tinto, whose profit bonanza will benefit its more than 70-percent foreign shareholders, and other heavyweights as companies prepare to fight efforts to develop an alternative to coal and the Greens’ push to put an effective price on carbon.

He also expressed his concern about Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s intransigence and any move to give greater powers to General Omar Suleiman who has a reputation as a torturer and murderer.

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Rachel discusses the ongoing Montara oil spill investigation - ABC PM

28 May 2010

Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert has used Senate Estimates to raise questions about the dispersant chemicals used on the Montara oil spill off the West Australian coast.Two chemicals from the Corexit family, the dispersants Corexit 9500A and Corexit 9527A were used on Montara, totalling of 44,720 litres of the 184,135 litres deployed.Corexit is already banned in parts of Europe including the UK and is being used in huge volumes in the Gulf of Mexico.Rachel spoke to ABC Radio's PM program to discuss the Montara investigation.Read Transcript - Copyright Australian Broadcasting Corporation 2010 

Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert has used Senate Estimates to raise questions about the dispersant chemicals used on the Montara oil spill off the West Australian coast.

Two chemicals from the Corexit family, the dispersants Corexit 9500A and Corexit 9527A were used on Montara, totalling of 44,720 litres of the 184,135 litres deployed.

Corexit is already banned in parts of Europe including the UK and is being used in huge volumes in the Gulf of Mexico.

Rachel spoke to ABC Radio's PM program to discuss the Montara investigation.

Read Transcript - Copyright Australian Broadcasting Corporation 2010 

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Rachel on Japanese whaling - ABC Breakfast

14 Dec 2009

The annual whale hunt is about to commence in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary with Japanese whalers, including the factory ship the Nisshin Maru, in place for the slaughter of nearly 1,000 minke whales and 50 fin whales. The start of the hunt coincides with a brief visit to Japan by Kevin Rudd, who will stop over in Tokyo on his way to Copenhagen to meet the new Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama.Whaling has caused diplomatic tensions between Australia and Japan, but its unclear if the subject will be raised during this week's talks. The Greens say Kevin Rudd is all talk and no action.Copyright Australian Broadcasting Corporation 2009

The annual whale hunt is about to commence in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary with Japanese whalers, including the factory ship the Nisshin Maru, in place for the slaughter of nearly 1,000 minke whales and 50 fin whales. The start of the hunt coincides with a brief visit to Japan by Kevin Rudd, who will stop over in Tokyo on his way to Copenhagen to meet the new Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama.

Whaling has caused diplomatic tensions between Australia and Japan, but its unclear if the subject will be raised during this week's talks. The Greens say Kevin Rudd is all talk and no action.

Copyright Australian Broadcasting Corporation 2009

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Rachel on central Australian dialysis treatment

30 Nov 2009

Rachel talks to The Wire about the crisis affecting emergency dialysis treatment in central Australia.

Copyright The Wire 2009

Rachel talks to The Wire about the crisis affecting emergency dialysis treatment in central Australia.

Copyright The Wire 2009

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Rachel on reinstating the RDA in the NT

18 Nov 2009

Rachel talks to ABC's PM program about the Government's inaction on reinstating the RDA in the NT Intervention.

Copyright Australian Broadcasting Corporation 2009

Rachel talks to ABC's PM program about the Government's inaction on reinstating the RDA in the NT Intervention.

Copyright Australian Broadcasting Corporation 2009

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Rachel talks to ABC about the oil leak finally stopped in the Timor Sea

04 Nov 2009

The oil and gas leak in the Timor Sea has finally been stopped and the huge fire which started on the well head of the West Atlas rig on Sunday has been extinguished. Engineers from the company PTTEP Australasia are hoping to board the West Atlas rig and plug the well, finally, in the coming days.

Copyright Australian Broadcasting Corporation 2009

The oil and gas leak in the Timor Sea has finally been stopped and the huge fire which started on the well head of the West Atlas rig on Sunday has been extinguished. Engineers from the company PTTEP Australasia are hoping to board the West Atlas rig and plug the well, finally, in the coming days.

Copyright Australian Broadcasting Corporation 2009

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Rachel on ABC PM about the WA oil spill

23 Oct 2009

Rachel talk to ABC's PM program about the amount of oil being released into the ocean as a result of the Montara wellhead oil spill.

Copyright Australian Broadcasting Corporation 2009

Rachel talk to ABC's PM program about the amount of oil being released into the ocean as a result of the Montara wellhead oil spill.

Copyright Australian Broadcasting Corporation 2009

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