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Abbott Government’s awareness of domestic violence crisis makes its funding cuts even more inexcusable

Larissa Waters 4 Mar 2015

The Australian Greens are calling for the Abbott Government to match its rhetoric on domestic violence with the reversal of its funding cuts to services women rely on to escape violence.

"While we welcome the government's announcement today of $30 million for a national awareness raising campaign, what women urgently need is for the government to reverse its funding cuts," Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens spokesperson for women, said.

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ABS stats show appalling gender pay gap increase to nearly 20%

Larissa Waters 26 Feb 2015

New ABS figures released today show that the gender pay gap has increased to 18.8 per cent - the highest in two decades.

"The gender pay gap is getting closer and closer to 20 per cent. It's outrageous that across all industries for full-time work, women on average are being paid almost a fifth less than men," Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens spokesperson for women, said.

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