Here is a list of work that I have done in the Senate that highlights women’s issues.
When I had the women’s portfolio these were some of the issues we worked on –
• Women and super - https://lee-rhiannon.greensmps.org.au/articles/women-and-super-greens-call-reform-address-inequity
• Senate backs my motion to retain women’s only services - https://lee-rhiannon.greensmps.org.au/articles/retain-funding-specialist-women-only-services-senate-backs-greens-motion
• Critique of Coalition move against work equity legislation - https://lee-rhiannon.greensmps.org.au/articles/women-lose-out-coalition-move-against-work-equity-legislation
We developed this 12 priorities for women’s equality document – sadly a reminder of how much we still have to achieve:
In my time in the Senate I have also spoken on equal pay, abortion rights. the Office of Status of Women and other issues that impact on women.
Considering my recent tussle with Minister Michaelia Cash over union rights this link might seem strange. When Michaelia was a back bencher we worked with Labor Senator Claire Moore on highlighting the hardships being faced by Palestinian women living in Gaza. Our joint motion calling for support for the Women Die Waiting campaign was passed by the Senate. This campaign provided practical support to women in Gaza suffering from breast cancer. Because of the Israeli blockade women in Gaza who suffer from breast cancer are more likely to die due to the difficulty they have in accessing treatment. https://lee-rhiannon.greensmps.org.au/articles/breast-cancer-gaza-motion-supported-greens-labor-and-coalition-mps