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Speech: Domestic violence

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (21:06): How wonderful was the news that Rosie Batty was to be the Australian of the Year. It was a most important decision. The Baird Liberal government in New South Wales, however, is not doing enough to protect the women and children fleeing from domestic violence. When you look at what is happening in my home state you really wonder if they have listened to the Australian of the Year.

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Rita Mallia: Juanita Nielsen Memorial Lecture

Lee Rhiannon 2 Sep 2015

Juanita Nielsen Memorial Lecture
2 September 2015

Rita Mallia

It is my pleasure today to join you and speak about Juanita Nielsen.

In doing so I acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which we meet, particularly here in Redfern, the Gadigal People of the Eora nation and acknowledge their elders past and present.

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Kellie Tranter: Juanita Nielsen Memorial Lecture 2015

Below is the transcript of the speech given by Kellie Tranter on Wednesday, 2nd September 2015 at my 'Juanita Nielsen memorial' event. You can find the link to the original here.

Values in an age of uncertainty

I would like to show my respect and acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land, of elders past and present, on which this event takes place.

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Retain funding for specialist women-only services - Senate backs Greens motion

Lee Rhiannon 28 Aug 2014

The Australian Senate today passed a Greens motion calling on state and federal governments to retain funding for specialist women-only services to allow them to offer independent, high quality and culturally appropriate services.

"It is truly shameful that the NSW Liberal government is forcing the closure of several women's refuges in NSW while other will see their services cut back.

"More than 25 women-only refuges in NSW have had their funding cut by the state Liberal/National government.

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