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Greens will work for multi-partisan action on pregnancy discrimination at work

25 Jul 2014

The Australian Greens welcome the Human Rights Commission's Pregnancy and Return to Work National Review, released today, and will seek discussions on implementing the recommendations with other political parties.

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New study shows dredging and dumping doubles coral reef disease – Abbot Point must be stopped

17 Jul 2014

Environment Minister Hunt must revoke his approval of the Abbot Point coal port in the Great Barrier Reef, given new research by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies out today that shows dredging doubles the frequency of coral disease.

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Dealing with domestic violence - adjournment speech

17 Jul 2014

I rise tonight to speak about an issue that all of us here in the chamber are united in our concern about. Despite our concern and good intentions, it is an issue that we are taking a backward step on. We must face the truth about domestic violence and we must be mindful of the impacts that every one of our laws and policies have on this important issue. Every woman who dies through domestic violence is one too many and we, in this chamber, have a responsibility to try to lead the push for cultural change to prevent violence against women and their children.

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