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Abbott’s marriage breakdown is an attack on loving couples

Janet Rice 11 Aug 2015

Abbott’s marriage breakdown is an attack on loving couples

The Greens have condemned the Coalition party room’s decision to deny its members a free vote on marriage.

“What a disgraceful lack of leadership from the Prime Minister, who has shown yet again that he is out of touch with the community,” said the Greens spokesperson for marriage and LGBTIQ issues Senator Janet Rice.

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Greens reiterate support for cross-party bill to achieve marriage equality

Janet Rice 1 Jul 2015

Greens reiterate support for cross-party bill to achieve marriage equality

The Greens have reiterated their support for a cross-party bill to achieve marriage equality.

“We’ve been in productive talks with colleagues across the political spectrum and it’s clear that support for marriage equality across the Parliament is growing,” said the Australian Greens LGBTIQ spokesperson Senator Janet Rice.

“People from all sides are working together so we can make it happen this year.

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Greens welcome loudest call yet for marriage equality

Janet Rice 27 Jun 2015

Greens welcome loudest call yet for marriage equality

The Greens have welcomed the US Supreme Court’s decision on marriage equality as historic.

“This is the loudest call yet for marriage equality in Australia,” said the Australian Greens LGBTI and marriage equality spokesperson Senator Janet Rice.


“We clearly have some catching up to do here.

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Greens welcome Tim Wilson’s groundbreaking LGBTI report

Janet Rice 10 Jun 2015

Greens welcome Tim Wilson’s groundbreaking LGBTI report

The Greens have welcomed the Human Rights Commissioner's groundbreaking Resilient Individuals report, saying it continues an urgent national discussion on LGBTI issues.

"This report is a crystal clear call to action for our state and federal governments," said the Australian Greens LGBTI spokesperson Senator Janet Rice.

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CROSS PARTY CO-OPERATION REQUIRED FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY SUCCESS

With Bill Shorten announcing that he will introduce his own marriage equality bill on Monday, and with existing bills from Senator Sarah Hanson-Young and Senator David Leyonhjelm, it is now time for all parties wanting to end discrimination in marriage to work together on a common goal.

The Australian Greens are calling for a cross party meeting to be held on Monday 1 June to discuss strategies that will ensure that marriage equality is secured for all Australians.

Senator Sarah Hanson-Young

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