Supporting asylum seekers

23 Jun 2014

Rachel speaks to the Senate as the Government and Opposition deny leave to debate an urgent motion on asylum seekers.


Government plans for emergency relief spike due to cruel welfare changes

05 Jun 2014

The Australian Greens said today that the Government is fully aware of how severe their cruel welfare changes are for young people and are planning for a spike in demand for emergency relief.


Budget cuts and new food markets

28 May 2014

Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens agriculture spokesperson has raised the decision to axe the Leveraging Australia's Brand for Food Program in Senate Estimates today, amid concerns the decision could undermine important business opportunities for farmers and growers as the international market for clean and green food increases.


Rachel responds to the Government's budget attack on vulnerable people

14 May 2014

Senator Rachel Siewert speaks in the Senate in response to the Government's attack on vulnerable people in the federal budget.


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. 

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