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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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RU486 decision a step forward for affordable, accessible abortion

Lee Rhiannon 30 Aug 2012

Greens Senator and spokesperson for women Lee Rhiannon has congratulated Marie Stopes International for achieving a breakthrough in availability for the 'abortion drug' RU486, following news that the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) today approved an application to import the drug into Australia.

"This decision will break down barriers women face to accessing RU486, especially women on low-incomes and those living in regional areas," said Senator Rhiannon.

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Motion: Aid funding for family planning

This motion will be put to the house today.
AMENDMENT
NOTICE OF MOTION 829
SENATOR RHIANNON

16 AUGUST 2012

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (12:08): I seek leave to amend general business notice of motion No. 829 standing in my name today relating to funding for family planning in low-income countries and Millennium Development Goals.
Leave granted.

Senator RHIANNON: I move the motion as amended:

That the Senate-
(a) notes that:

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