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Hannah Mouncey’s withdrawal shows AFL is not walking the walk when it comes to LGBTIQ+ equality, say the Greens

Janet Rice 10 Sep 2018

“The AFL is happy to talk the talk when it comes to LGBTIQ+ inclusion, but Hannah Mouncey’s experience shows when push comes to shove, they’re not prepared to walk the walk,” says Greens LGBTIQ+ spokesperson Janet Rice.

“It beggars belief that The AFLW’s Gender Diversity Policies are far stricter than current International Olympic Committee standards.”

“So the fact that Hannah has met all of the AFLW’s requirements but has still struggled through this process unsupported is absolutely unacceptable.”

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Shocking new evidence reveals extent of Australia’s wildlife crisis

Janet Rice 7 Sep 2018

The government should hang its head in shame on Threatened Species Day today, say The Greens. Dozens of expert submissions to the Senate Inquiry into Animal Extinction have outlined the staggering numbers of animals and birds hurtling towards extinction and how the government is culpable.

“The evidence received by our inquiry so far shows that creature after creature from Leadbeater’s Possums to Black-Throated Finches are only just hanging in there, their lives on the brink,” said Greens Senator Janet Rice, Chair of the Inquiry.

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New PM is anti LGBTIQ, say Greens

Janet Rice 5 Sep 2018

It has only taken a week for the new Prime Minister Scott Morrison to repeatedly show he doesn’t care about the wellbeing or welfare of young lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer kids, say the Greens.

“Scott Morrison’s barely settled into the job, yet he’s made every effort to demonise young LGBTIQ people. He has done so much damage in such a short time,” said Senator Janet Rice, Australian Greens LGBTIQ spokesperson.

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Government must come clean on $7 billion transport election war chest, say Greens

Leaked documents showing the Turnbull government hid $7 billion in hidden transport funding in the May budget to allow for election announcements in marginal seats show just how cynical infrastructure planning has become.

“This hidden election war chest is a sneaky trick designed to keep the Coalition in government instead of creating the clean, fast, frequent and safe transport options that our cities and regions need,” said Senator Janet Rice, Australian Greens transport spokesperson.

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PM Scott Morrison must come out and support ban on LGBTIQ conversion therapy

Janet Rice 3 Sep 2018

The new Prime Minister Scott Morrison must come out and commit to stamping out harmful conversion therapy, say the Greens.

The Greens’ call comes after survivors of conversion therapy and sexual orientation change efforts sent an open letter to the Prime Minister and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten calling for a multi-partisan crackdown on the harmful practices.

“Conversion therapies and sexual orientation change efforts are harmful and can have fatal consequences. They must must be stamped out,” said Senator Janet Rice, Australian Greens LGBTIQ spokesperson.

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Greens call on federal government to pressure Malaysia over LGBTIQ crackdown

Janet Rice 28 Aug 2018

The Greens are calling on the federal government to immediately raise the strongest of concerns with the Malaysian government about oppression and persecution of the Malaysian LGBTIQ community.

The crackdown includes a horrific caning sentence due to be carried out today on two women who are being punished for having sex, the detention of 20 men in a gay club who were ordered into counselling for ‘illicit behaviour’, the brutal beating of a trans woman on the street and the removal of photographs of LGBTIQ activists from a state-sponsored exhibition.

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Greens call on government to accelerate electric vehicle uptake, following senate hearing

Australia’s failure to join the electric vehicle revolution has dire implications for the economy, jobs, public health and reducing carbon pollution, a Senate Committee hearing into electric vehicles heard today.

“We know that the electric vehicle revolution is inevitable and is already happening around the world,” said Senator Janet Rice, Australian Greens transport spokesperson and committee member.

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