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Plebiscite bill an Abbott insurance policy

Janet Rice 19 Aug 2015

Plebiscite bill an Abbott insurance policy

The Greens are committed to a successful vote on marriage equality in the Parliament, but have presented a cross-party bill to the Senate to ensure any plebiscite is not held on Tony Abbott’s terms.

“We can’t allow the Prime Minister another disastrous Captain’s Pick, so this is our Abbott insurance scheme,” said the Australian Greens LGBTIQ spokesperson Senator Janet Rice.

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Greens propose way forward on marriage equality

The Australian Greens have today joined with crossbench senators to prevent Tony Abbott from scuttling marriage equality.

"This has been a spectacular failure of leadership from Tony Abbott," said Dr Richard Di Natale, Australian Greens Leader.

"This should have already been dealt with in the Parliament and we haven't given up hope that a cross party bill could pass.

"Tony Abbott is not proposing a plebiscite to give people a choice - he's doing it to delay and ultimately attempt to defeat marriage equality.

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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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