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Larissa Waters
Senator for Qld & Greens Leader in the Senate

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 ...

Without super, or an increase to the amount of PPL, women are still losing out

15 October, 2022 - The Greens welcome the Albanese government's announcement to extend Paid Parental Leave (PPL) to 26 weeks with shared care, but will continue...

Greens move for abortion access Senate inquiry

28 September, 2022 - In the wake of Roe v Wade, the Australian Greens will today establish a Senate inquiry into abortion access in Australia.  This inquiry wil...

Australian Greens express their solidarity with the women of Iran

26 September, 2022 - The Australian Greens remain deeply concerned at the recent crackdown on dissent in Iran, with official reports of at least 22 protesters k...

Australian Greens to introduce Fairer Paid Parental Leave Bill

19 September, 2022 - The Greens will introduce the Fairer Paid Parental Leave Bill to deliver 26 weeks of paid leave paid at replacement wage capped, with super...

Greens welcome ACTU & BCA support for our PPL Policy

1 September, 2022 - The Greens welcome the joint agreement of business groups and unions, and support the ACTU and Business Council of Australia in urging the g...