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Janet Rice
Senator for Victoria

Greens urge Labor to act on calls to raise Jobseeker in May’s budget

17 January, 2023 - Australian Greens spokesperson for social services, Senator Janet Rice, is again urging Minister Jim Chalmers to heed calls from the Greens, ...

Government denies jobseeker and DSP recipients the right to earn more amidst the cost of living crisis

23 November, 2022 - Labor has voted down Greens amendments to the workforce incentives bill which would have extended the work bonus to jobseeker and DSP recipi...

No additional funding for Foodbank, at a time when families need it most.

9 November, 2022 - Across Australia, families are facing a cost of living crisis and more people than ever are turning to food relief services. Greens questi...

Labor's commitment to budget 'reviews' of rate of Jobseeker fails at the first hurdle

8 November, 2022 - Senate Estimates questioning from Greens Senator Janet Rice has revealed that there was no formal review into the rate of Jobseeker before La...

Greens Renew Call To End To Native Forest Logging In Victoria As New Report Reveals Catastrophic Climate Impact

3 November, 2022 - An eye-opening Victorian Carbon Report was released today by the Victorian Forest Alliance. The report has found that in 2021 native fores...

Budget provides $9000 a year for the wealthy and does nothing to raise the rate of income support.

26 October, 2022 - Australian Greens Social Services spokesperson Senator Janet Rice has condemned Labor’s decision to give tax cuts to the wealthy while one th...

There’s a threatened species crisis - yet no money in the Budget for native forests and habitat restoration.

26 October, 2022 - Australian Greens Spokesperson for Forests, Janet Rice, has lashed out at the Labor Government for failing to budget to protect native forest...

First hearing of the inquiry into the extent and nature of poverty in Australia

20 October, 2022 - The first hearing of the inquiry into the extent and nature of poverty in Australia has heard from community organisations, advocacy groups a...