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Larissa Waters
Senator for Qld & Greens Leader in the Senate

QLD climate costs can’t be ignored

28 November, 2022 - The Climate Council report released today shows that the costs of climate change-driven weather events cannot be ignored. The Greens are onc...

Greens welcome passage of Respect at Work Bill

25 November, 2022 - The Greens welcome the passage of the Respect at Work Bill in the Senate today, after facilitating a decision to send contentious costs prov...

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

25 November, 2022 - On International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women the Greens are once again calling for full funding and meaningful goals f...

Greens secure costs reform commitment

22 November, 2022 - The Greens have facilitated a welcome decision to review costs protections, rather than the government pushing ahead with the ‘costs neutral...

Greens support call for overhaul of policies to prevent financial abuse

22 November, 2022 - The Greens support the recommendations from a new report calling for an overhaul of banking products and policies so that they aren’t used t...

Escaping violence? Wait 28 business days

9 November, 2022 - Today in Estimates we learned that women are being forced to wait an average of 28 business days to access the Government’s $5,000 Escaping V...

Funding, not fact-finding needed to end violence against women and children

3 November, 2022 - Minister Rishworth’s National Press Club address, like the Women’s Budget Statement, outlines the problems women face, but offers very little...

Stronger measures needed to create safe workplaces for women

3 November, 2022 - The Greens will move for stronger measures in the Anti-Discrimination and Human Rights Legislation Amendment (Respect at Work) Bill to protec...

No buck for the bang in ‘women-centred’ budget

26 October, 2022 - Labor’s Women’s Budget Statement outlines the problems women face, but offers very little when it comes to delivering the solutions women nee...

Paid FDV Leave passes the Senate, finally!

26 October, 2022 - The Greens welcome passage of the Bill to give employees access to 10 days paid family and domestic violence leave. It is a long overdue refo...

Ending pay secrecy alone won’t close gender pay gap

21 October, 2022 - The Greens welcome the announcement this week that the government’s Secure Jobs, Better Pay Bill will include new rules to end pay secrecy cl...

Full funding, not just words, needed to end family and domestic violence

17 October, 2022 - The Greens welcome the release of the new National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children 2022–2032, but without additional funding ...