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Labor and the Opposition should pledge to resist Madigan's pro-life move

The Australian Greens are calling on both Labor and the Opposition to voice their support for women's right to choose and pledge to resist any attempts by DLP Senator John Madigan to wind back access to safe and confidential reproductive health services, including abortion services.

"Senator Madigan has his eye on securing the balance of power in the next government and is laying the ground work for pro-life deals which place women's rights in jeopardy," Australian Greens spokesperson for women Senator Lee Rhiannon said.

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Motion: Violence Against Women

Lee Rhiannon 7 Feb 2013

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (12:04): I, and also on behalf of Senator Moore, move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes:

(i) with deep concern that throughout the world and in Australia, one in three women will experience violence such as beating, rape or assault in their lifetime,

(ii) that violence against women affects the human rights of over one half of the world's population,

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