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News from the Senate on the Greens women’s portfolio

Lee Rhiannon 10 Jul 2012

Blog post by Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon

I was able to take up issues relevant to women in the June sitting of parliament. While we had some wins with Greens motions being agreed to in the Senate, the passing of the Stronger Futures legislation is an enormous setback for Indigenous and other disadvantaged women and their communities.

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Reducing pregnancy deaths will need money to back up Carr’s words

On the eve of the London Family Planning Summit, Greens Senator and overseas aid spokesperson Lee Rhiannon said she will be looking for a substantial financial pledge to back up Foreign Minister Bob Carr’s commitment in The Lancet today to reduce maternal mortality in low-income countries.

It is expected that countries will make commitments to a series of family planning recommendations at tomorrow's London Family Planning Summit, hosted by the UK Government and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Women's Suffrage in Australia

Lee Rhiannon 25 Jun 2012

Lee, together with Labor Senator Claire Moore, gained support of the Senate for a motion to recognise anniversaries of women's suffrage in Australia.

Motion - 25 June 2012

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (15:35): I, and also on behalf of Senator Moore, move:

That the Senate—

   (a)   notes that 2013 is:

      (i)   the 110th anniversary of women winning the right to vote and the right to stand in elections in Australia, and

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