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Labor must rule out a plebiscite once and for all

Janet Rice 23 Sep 2016

The Greens have called on Labor to immediately and completely rule out supporting a harmful and divisive equal marriage plebiscite.

“Time and time again, we’ve heard Labor MPs declare their opposition to a plebiscite on marriage equality ,” said the Australian Greens LGBTIQ spokesperson Senator Janet Rice.

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Turnbull caves in on plebiscite funding

Janet Rice 13 Sep 2016

Turnbull caves in on plebiscite funding

The Greens have urged Labor to fully commit to block any marriage equality plebiscite, after Cabinet proposed a date, question and campaign funding for the government’s proposed plebiscite.

“Malcolm Turnbull has caved in to his backbench again,” said the Greens LGBTIQ spokesperson Senator Janet Rice.

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Greens back Gayby Baby toolkit

Janet Rice 7 Sep 2016

Greens back Gayby Baby toolkit

The Greens have attacked moves by the NSW government to remove the Gayby Baby School Action Toolkit from state schools.

“The NSW Education Minister has pulled a valuable resource that his own department has supported, seemingly because he was told about it by the media,” said the Australian Greens LGBTIQ spokesperson Senator Janet Rice.

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Greens will vote against plebiscite legislation

The Australian Greens have resolved to vote against any legislation enabling a plebiscite on marriage equality.

"No matter what the enabling legislation for a plebiscite looks like, the Greens will vote against it. We should never put questions of human rights to an opinion poll," said Greens Leader Richard Di Natale.

"The easiest, simplest, quickest, most effective, least costly and least harmful way of ensuring equality in marriage is through a vote in the parliament, and we can do that next week should the Prime Minister decide to show some leadership.

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Greens condemn ‘witch hunt’ of Safe Schools’ Roz Ward

Janet Rice 3 Jun 2016

Greens condemn ‘witch hunt’ of Safe Schools’ Roz Ward

The Greens have called for the reinstatement of Safe Schools Coalition co-founder Roz Ward following her suspension by her employer La Trobe University.

“I am outraged at the attacks and vitriol being directed at Roz Ward,” said Senator Janet Rice, Greens spokesperson for gender identity and intersex issues.

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