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Greens welcome Uniting Church decision allowing equal marriage

Janet Rice 15 Jul 2018

The Australian Greens have warmly welcomed the Uniting Church decision to allow ministers to marry LGBTIQ couples.

“This is a great step forward by the Uniting Church and I would like to extend my thanks and congratulations from the Australian Greens,” said Senator Janet Rice, Australian Greens LGBTIQ spokesperson.

“Love is at the heart of Christianity - this decision from the Uniting Church is a reflection of that and will be welcomed by thousands of LGBTIQ Uniting Church members and the broader community.”

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Contamination scandal demands urgent federal and state cooperation, say Greens

The state and federal governments must offer assistance to residents and workers impacted by the growing number of sites in Victoria affected by elevated levels of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl chemicals (PFAS), say the Greens.

“In the wake of revelations that at least 16 Victorian sites may be affected by PFAS contamination, the Australian government must immediately ratify the United Nations’ Stockholm Convention agreement to ban PFOS chemicals,” said Senator Janet Rice, Australian Greens senator for Victoria.

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Greens bill to axe the tampon tax passes Senate

Janet Rice 18 Jun 2018

The Greens bill to remove the GST from sanitary products has passed the Senate with the support of members of the crossbench and Labor.

“I’m so pleased that my private senator’s bill to axe the tampon tax has passed the Senate,” said Senator Janet Rice, Australian Greens spokesperson for women.

“This is a huge step closer to axing this unfair tax on sanitary products.”

“The pressure is now well and truly on the Prime Minister to show some leadership and support the Greens bill to axe the tampon tax, and pass it through the House of Representatives.”

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