Motion: the role of SAWA in supporting women and children in Afghanistan

25 Aug 2015

Motion acknowleding the work of organisations such as the Support Association for the Women of Afghanistan in supporting women and children in Afghanistan.


Let science be the hero

20 Aug 2015

With federal funding of research and development at 30 years lows, Senator Rice says National Science Week is the perfect time to let science be the hero.


Senator Waters recommends Senate Inquiry report into domestic violence

20 Aug 2015

 The Australian Greens welcome the tri-partisan support for the domestic violence Senate Inquiry recommendations, released this afternoon, however the recommendations do not go far enough to end this national emergency. 


Senate puts “people’s vote” into the hands of people

20 Aug 2015

While the cross-party marriage equality bill is still live in the House of Representatives, the Senate has established an inquiry into any plebiscite that would be held on marriage equality.


Senator Penny Wright gives her valedictory speech

20 Aug 2015

Senator Penny Wright gives her valedictory speech to the Senate of Australia.


Richard Di Natale speaks about the need for drug law reform

19 Aug 2015

On 7 April, Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced the establishment of a new Task Force to identify more effective responses to the drug crystal methamphetamine, commonly referred to as "ice". In response former Victorian Chief Police Commissioner Ken Lay who has been appointed to chair the task force said that Australia - and I quote, can't "arrest its way" out of the ice epidemic, a sentiment echoed by a number of retired and serving police chiefs.

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