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Minister must act now to allow Nauru rape victim access to safe and legal abortion

The Australian Greens have urged the Prime Minister and his Immigration Minister to act urgently to bring a young refugee woman allegedly raped on Nauru to Australia so she can terminate her unwanted pregnancy.

"Mr Turnbull needs to pull his Immigration Minister into line and get this woman they help and care she urgently needs," Greens Immigration spokesperson Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said today.

"Abortion is illegal on Nauru and the only option this young woman has for a safe and legal termination is to be brought to Australia.

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Three improvements for gender equality that we can make happen right away for International Women’s Day

Larissa Waters 8 Mar 2015
 The theme of International Women’s Day today is Make it Happen and the Greens are calling for key improvements that governments can make happen right away.
 
“While it’s frustrating that there’s still such a long way to go to achieve gender equality, there are some clear, tangible steps that we can take right away,” Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens spokesperson for women, said.
 
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Greens stand for women’s rights against right-wing anti-choice Senate bill

Larissa Waters 25 Sep 2014

The Australian Greens have condemned Senator John Madigan’s unnecessary sex-selection abortion bill as a front for progressing the anti-choice agenda, debated in the Senate today.

“It’s sickening and alarming that the Abbott Government and some crossbench and Labor senators are trying to drag us back to the 1950s,” Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens spokesperson for women, said.

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Greens welcome Minister Andrews’ cancellation of plans to open World Congress of Families conference

Larissa Waters 29 Aug 2014

The Australian Greens welcome Minister Andrews’ decision not to open the World Congress of Families conference in Melbourne tomorrow.

“This is good news for everyone who stood together to oppose the Abbott Government effectively endorsing the World Congress of Families’ harmful, discriminatory, prejudice-driven campaigns,” Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens spokesperson for women, said.

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MPs must not attend World Congress of Families

Larissa Waters 22 Aug 2014

The Australian Greens are calling on all politicians not to attend World Congress of Families, following more harmful repetitions of the completely discredited myth connecting abortion and breast cancer. 

“Fred Nile’s remarks, like Senator Abetz’s, are insulting, insensitive and completely untrue,” Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens spokesperson for Women, said.

“These comments are driven by anti-choice ideology rather than the science.

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Abetz Should Apologise & Abbott Must Ban Conference Attendance: Bandt

Adam Bandt 8 Aug 2014

Responding to statements by senior Government Minister, Senator Eric Abetz, claiming a link between abortion and breast cancer, acting Greens Leader, Adam Bandt MP, said that the Minister’s comments were insulting and that he should apologise.

“Eric Abetz’s comments are an insult, not just to any woman who has suffered breast cancer or who has had an abortion, but to all women,” said acting Greens Leader, Adam Bandt MP.

“The Minister should not scare young women by peddling his dark, anti-choice ideology on national television.

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Abbott must condemn Senator Bernardi's hateful views

Acting Leader of the Australian Greens, Senator Richard Di Natale, today called for Tony Abbott to condemn Liberal Senator Cory Bernardi's views after the release of his new book containing hateful and offensive statements. “The Greens condemn Cory Bernardi’s attack on women, workers, same-sex couples and Islam,” said Senator Di Natale. “Senator Bernardi’s statements about abortion, Islam, same-sex and single-parent families are truly offensive. The Senator is merely continuing his form as an ideological warrior lacking any intellectual rigour, insight or common decency.

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