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Urgent action needed to end Defence Force Academy sex harassment and abuse

Lee Rhiannon 4 Nov 2011

Blog post by Senator Lee Rhiannon

Yesterday an independent review of sexual harassment at the Australian Defence Forces Association (ADFA), by the Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick, called for urgent government action.

This is a most disturbing report, arising from an incident where a female cadet was filmed, without her knowledge, having sex with a colleague. This very private act was simultaneously watched by colleagues over the net.

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Motion: Breast Cancer in Gaza

Lee Rhiannon 2 Nov 2011

Motions, Wednesday 2 November 2011

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

That the Senate—

(a) congratulates Anglicord – Anglican Overseas Aid on the launch of the Women Die Waiting campaign to highlight that breast cancer is one of the major causes of death for women in the Gaza Strip; and

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Violence against women – urgent need for wide policy change

Lee Rhiannon 3 Aug 2011

Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon and spokesperson on women commenting on today’s SMH article detailing the high rates of sexual and domestic violence said the journal report is deeply troubling and requires an urgent government response.

“The study reveals a widespread link between violence against women and their mental health,” Senator Rhiannon said.

“Details that one in four women have been victims of sexual or domestic violence are shocking.

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Sylvia Hale - 2010 Juanita Nielsen Lecture

Lee Rhiannon 21 Mar 2010

The Greens currently have five federal senators, 21 state parliamentarians, and over 100 local councillors, including 73 in NSW alone. In the 2010 Juanita Nielsen Memorial Lecture, NSW Greens MP Sylvia Hale spoke on the topic of "The Greens: mainstream party or minor irritant?" on 21 March 2010.

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