Tackling homelessness in Senate Estimates

04 Mar 2014

Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens spokesperosn on families and community services, raises crucial homelessness issues in Senate Estimates.


Welfare review & the retirement age

27 Feb 2014

Today in estimates I asked the Department of Social Services about the McClure review of welfare payments and whether the review was examining any of the potential impacts that would come with increasing the retirement age. 


Landcare & NRM at Senate Estimates

19 Nov 2013

Recent Government announcements have cast doubt on funding for Lancare and NRM.


Meagre news for single parents and job seekers as the Government struggles to save face

13 May 2013

The Australian Greens said today that the Government's meagre changes to Newstart and parenting payments in tomorrow's budget are nothing more than a face saving exercise.


Rachel's Newstart Inquiry Speech

28 Nov 2012

Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert spoke to the Senate on Wednesday 28th November 2012 in response to the Inquiry into the Adequacy of Newstart and other Allowance Payments.


Low Aromatic Fuel Bill - Debate

22 Nov 2012

I am very pleased that this chamber is finally able to debate the Low Aromatic Fuel Bill 2012 because unfortunately, despite the very serious and sustained efforts to end it, petrol sniffing is still persistent in some areas of Australia.

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