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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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Greens commit to nationwide funding boost for Safe Schools

Janet Rice 17 May 2016

Greens commit to nationwide funding boost for Safe Schools

To mark International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, the Greens have announced a plan to increase federal funding of the Safe Schools Coalition, with a pledge of $32 million over the next four years for this vital program.

“When our community embraces diversity and celebrates difference, all of us benefit,” said the Australian Greens spokesperson for gender identity and intersex issues Senator Janet Rice.

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PM puts LGBTI young people at risk by caving into backbench bullies

The Australian Greens have slammed the Government's decision to wind back the Safe Schools Coalition after the conservative backbench demanded a review into the program.

"It is clear that Malcolm Turnbull has thrown LGBTI young people under the bus today by bowing to the right-wing backbench bullies and stripping back the Safe Schools program. If the likes of George Christensen can chalk this up as a victory, alarm bells will be ringing for LGBTI students and their families," Greens sexuality spokesperson Senator Robert Simms said.

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