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Women and super: Greens call for reform to address inequity

Ensuring women have sufficient superannuation to last them in retirement demands that the government address policy settings around superannuation that negatively impact upon women, says Greens Senator and women's spokesperson Lee Rhiannon ("Money crunch forces women back to work", Sydney Morning Herald today).

"A plan to address the gender gap in retirement income is something the Federal Minister for the Status of Women Julie Collins should put at the top of her 'to do' list," Senator Rhiannon said.

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Lee Rhiannon on 7.30

Lee Rhiannon 21 Jun 2011

Lee was interviewed on the ABC's 7.30 on June 21 by Chris Uhlmann. You can view the video at this link.

CHRIS UHLMANN, POLITICAL EDITOR: One much discussed senator elect is Lee Rhiannon, formerly of the New South Wales Upper House. Before she has even set foot in the chamber he is being routinely described as an extremist. It seems only reasonable to let her speak for herself. She was in the building today and I spoke with her earlier.

Lee Rhiannon, welcome.

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Radio National Interview - Bob Brown 18-2-2011

Senator Bob Brown outlines the Australian Greens' pursuit of its proposal for a hybrid scheme: a fixed carbon price which increases over time, as a first step, followed by an emissions-trading scheme.

Senator Brown also talks about the good outcomes achieved for solar energy, affordable housing and education after negotiations with the Government on the flood levy that the Greens will support in the House of Representatives and the Senate.

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