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Greens announce plan to keep women and children safe

Larissa Waters 12 Sep 2014

The Victorian Greens today announced their election commitment to keep women and children safe with a new Victorian Family Violence Action Plan, matched with $100 million in new annual funding to deliver more prevention programs, more crisis support services and better safety and support within the justice system.

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Equal Pay Day – it’s not just pay packets but also super balances that are unequal

Larissa Waters 5 Sep 2014

On Equal Pay Day today, the Australian Greens said Tony Abbott and Clive Palmer's superannuation attacks will exacerbate the financial inequality faced by women, with the gender pay gap at more than 18 per cent - a 10 year high.

"Appallingly women still earn on average 18 per cent less than men, and on top of this, they're also more likely to take time off work for unpaid caring duties, resulting in less superannuation," Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens spokesperson for women, said.

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

Larissa Waters 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.

"It is unacceptable in this day and age that women are still facing discrimination at work when falling pregnant. Even though there are laws against it, there is still a pervasive culture of discrimination against pregnant women," Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens spokesperson for women, said.

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