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20,000 (and counting) support Safe School Coalition petition

Janet Rice 25 Feb 2016

The Australian Greens are delighted to announce the petition calling for support for the Safe Schools Coalition has received more than 20,000 signatures in less than two days.

"We launched this petition in response to the 9499 signatures on Cory Bernardi's petition against the Safe Schools program and it's come as no surprise that Australians have overwhelmingly supported a program that promotes inclusiveness of LGBTI young people in our schools," Greens sexuality spokesperson Senator Robert Simms said.

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Australian Christian Lobby must end its crusade against tolerance and inclusion

Janet Rice 10 Feb 2016

Fear-mongering from the Australian Christian Lobby on a program that aims to make schools more inclusive for young LGBTI people must stop, the Australian Greens say.

"The idea that simply by talking about differences in sexuality and gender identity, you're going to ‘recruit' young people is completely ridiculous. Supporting young people in speaking openly about these issues encourages tolerance and creates more happy and safe school environments," Greens sexuality spokesperson, Senator Robert Simms said.

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Greer’s transphobic views perpetuate discrimination

Janet Rice 26 Oct 2015

Greer’s transphobic views perpetuate discrimination

The Greens say the transphobic views of Germaine Greer show that she is out of touch with the community on this issue.

“Greer’s views highlight the misinformed and transphobic comments many gender diverse people face every day,” said the Australian Greens spokesperson for gender identity and mental health Senator Janet Rice.

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Post-election plebiscite would be harmful and unnecessary

Janet Rice 16 Sep 2015

I wish to speak to the report of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee on the marriage equality plebiscite. The Australian Greens completely support the recommendation that the issue of marriage equality be decided by a vote in the parliament. We believe the committee report is an excellent articulation of the reasons as to why it is the case that marriage equality should be resolved by a vote of the parliament.

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