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Lynn MacLaren puts her hand up for a return to politics

Lynn MacLaren puts her hand up for a return to politics

Former State MLC Lynn MacLaren has confirmed she will be standing for pre-selection to replace retiring federal senator Rachel Siewert. Senator Siewert recently announced she’ll be retiring at the next election, having served in the parliament since 2004. MacLaren served several terms in the Western Australian parliament, she first joined the parliament in February 2005 when […]

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WA Greens Senator Rachel Siewert to retire at next federal election

WA Greens Senator Rachel Siewert to retire at next federal election

Long-serving West Australian senator for the Greens, Rachel Siewert, has announced she will not contest the next federal election. Senator Siewert’s term was set to expire at the next federal election, and the co-deputy Greens leader has revealed she will be retiring from politics before the next round of senators are elected. Serving our state […]

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Senator Richard Di Natale resigns as Greens leader

Senator Richard Di Natale resigns as Greens leader

Victorian Senator Richard Di Natale has announced today that he will step down immediately as leader of The Greens, and plans to leave the Senate before the next election. Di Natale said the decision came down to wanting to spend more time with his family, and the stress of travel that comes with the Canberra […]

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The Greens’ Alison Xamon asks why we don’t monitor hate crimes

The Greens’ Alison Xamon asks why we don’t monitor hate crimes

The Greens’ MP Alison Xamon has asked the government why we don’t keep track of the level of hate crimes in Western Australia. The Greens spokesperson for Multicultural Affairs, Sexuality and Gender Diversity said she was dismayed by the inadequacy of the Government’s response to the question she asked in parliament earlier this week. Xamon […]

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Greens: New laws must not undermine anti-discrimination protections

Greens: New laws must not undermine anti-discrimination protections

The Australian Greens have responded to the news that Prime Minister Scott Morrison is aiming to introduce a Religious Discrimination Act to Parliament early next year. The Greens say that such an Act must not be used to undermine or override state based anti-discrimination laws following the release of the government response to the Ruddock […]

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Greens urge parliament to support statement on intersex rights

Greens urge parliament to support statement on intersex rights

Today is Intersex Awareness Day and The Australian Greens are calling on parliamentarians to show their support for the intersex community. The Greens have become the first political party to sign the Darlington Statement, a joint consensus statement by Australian and New Zealand intersex organisations and advocates. The statement advises on improvements that could be […]

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Senator Janet Rice highlights gay conversion therapy in Australia

Senator Janet Rice highlights gay conversion therapy in Australia

Senator Janet Rice says it’s devastating that young Australians are trying to “pray the gay away” and called on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull show leadership and ensure that the harmful practices of gay conversion therapy are stamped out. The Greens senator shared the story of Chris – a man who had been through a gay […]

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Rodney Croome labels AG John Quigley’s statements as “nonsense”

Western Australian Attorney General is unable to say if the McGowan government will support proposed changes to the state’s Equal Opportunity Act because the results of the federal government’s review into religious freedom in Australia has not yet been released. Yesterday The Greens MP Alison Xamon put forward a bill to amend the Equal Opportunity […]

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Senator Janet Rice condemns anti-LGBTI actions in Indonesia

Senator Janet Rice condemns anti-LGBTI actions in Indonesia

Greens senator Janet Rice has written to the Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop, calling for action against Indonesia for the discrimination of its LGBTI community. Senator Rice posted a letter to Twitter earlier this week arguing that Australia had a responsibility to protect the human rights of LGBTI people in Indonesia. In recent months there […]

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LGBTI advocates back Greens push for charter of rights

LGBTI advocates have joined calls from The Greens for a senate inquiry into an Australian Charter of Rights. Following the passage of marriage equality last year, The Greens want to see Australia establish a bill of rights to solidify the rights of those who are discriminated against in our country. Greens’ Senator Nick McKim says […]

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