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Motion: Bangladesh

Monday, 18 June 2018

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (16:33): I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

   (i) this year marks the 5th anniversary of the one of world's worst mass industrial manslaughter incidents in Dhaka, Bangladesh, which resulted in the deaths of 1,133 garment workers and more than 2,500 injuries, when their factory collapsed,

   (ii) most of the victims of this tragedy were women,

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Estimates: Education and Employment Legislation Committee: Jobs and Innovation Portfolio

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Josh Park-Hing

CHAIR: Senator Rhiannon, you've got the call.

Senator RHIANNON: Thank you very much. I want to go to the issue of Josh Park-Fing's death. Shortly after his tragic death, the minister said a report would be published within a month. Is it correct that the report has still not been made public? And, if so, why hasn't it been made public?

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Motion: Trade unions

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (15:40): I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that decisions to amalgamate trade unions should rest with the members of the respective organisations as expressed in a ballot; and

(b) calls on the Government to respect democracy in trade unions and the role they play in protecting their members' interests.

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Greens call for end to “Tamworth black market labour network"

Today’s reports from the Australasian Meat Industry Employees Union (AMIEU) and Fairfax Media on Thomas Foods International are deeply disturbing.

The Greens support the AMIEU’s call for employers to be prevented from using migrant workers to undercut job opportunities for local workers, and for better protections for migrant workers to ensure they are not exploited, said Greens candidate for New England, Peter Wills, and Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon.

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Senate Estimates: GetUp! and the Australian Electoral Commission

On Tuesday, 24 October 2017, Lee asked the following questions of Mr Tom Rogers, Electoral Commissioner, and Mr Paul Pirani, Chief Legal Officer, of the Australian Electoral Commission, as part of Senate Estimates hearings by the Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee

CHAIR: I might go to Senator Rhiannon, and then I'll come back to you. Is it on a related matter?

Senator McALLISTER: It's not a related matter.

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