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Motion on the Day of the Girl Child

Lee Rhiannon 13 Nov 2013

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Lee, and also on behalf of Senators Moore and Cash, moved: That the Senate— (a) notes: (i) the important contribution the International Day of the Girl Child (IDGC) makes to promoting the rights of girls, highlighting gender inequality and addressing the various forms of discrimination and abuse suffered by girls around the world, and (ii) that YWCA Australia, Girl Guides Australia, the Australian Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the United Nations Women National Committee Australia and the International Women’s Development Agency have played a leading

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Honi Soit congratulated - highlights need for law reform

Lee Rhiannon 23 Aug 2013

The current issue of Honi Soit featuring the vulvas of 18 women continues a long tradition of student publications challenging accepted conventions and reporting on issues the mainstream media does not cover.

Everyday women and men are surrounded by images that are degrading and that objectify women’s bodies, largely for commercial purposes.

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Greens mark Bluestocking Week with call to close gender pay gap

Lee Rhiannon 12 Aug 2013

Greens spokesperson for higher education and women Senator Lee Rhiannon has kicked off Bluestocking Week by calling on Labor and the Coalition to commit to closing the gender pay gap for women workers in Australian universities. 

“Women staff at universities have been paid unfairly low wages for too long and in this election campaign Labor and the Coalition should detail how they will end this inequality,” Senator Rhiannon said. 

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Bsafe Program

Lee Rhiannon 24 Jul 2013


by leave—I move:

That the Senate take note of the document.

I was interested to read the comments of Mr Jason Clare on the Bsafe program in his letter of 6 July. While it gave some information, it was certainly disappointing that, yet again, the federal government has knocked back the opportunity to look at ways to support this really excellent program.

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12 Priorities for Women

Lee Rhiannon 10 Jul 2013

The Greens have developed clear policies covering the issues which affect women: - from the gender pay gap to putting more women on boards, from women's right to choose to woman-friendly changes to superannuation.

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