Senator RICE:  I am interested in Smartraveller advice particularly for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer people. Given that LGBTI people are a specific group prone to prejudice, violence and legal persecution—and as we have seen, it can change and escalate in various places around the world—I want to know what framework has been established on both the Smartraveller site and more broadly in the provision and dissemination of advice from the department...
Senator RICE:  My questions are regarding the prosecution of Palestinian by the Israelis in Israeli military courts. I heard the questions that Senator Xenophon asked earlier on this afternoon, so it is not going over that ground but following up on some of the issues that he raised and that I also wanted to raise. Firstly, does the Australian government have a position on the trial and detention of Palestinian under Israeli military law in their military courts? Mr...
Senator Janet Rice, Greens LGBTIQ spokesperson, has slammed Margaret Court’s most recent comments about marriage equality and trans young people, and called on Malcolm Turnbull to stand up to bigotry once and for all. “I am absolutely shocked. Beyond shocked. To label trans and non-binary children as “all the devil”  is absolutely disgusting and to target young children is simply unacceptable. Children, particularly, should be safe from such harmful language,” said Senator Rice....
The Department of the Attorney General has revealed in Senate Estimate that they do not know whether Departments have implemented guidelines on the recognition of sex and gender which were introduced in 2013 and which should have been rolled out by 2016. Questioned by Senator Janet Rice, Greens LGBTIQ spokesperson, the Department admitted that ten months after the guidelines should have been implemented, they didn’t know whether the Department of Human Services’ failure to do so was an...
Richard speaks about his visit to Tennant Creek - his first return to the town in 18 years -  and meetings with health, family and community services working in the town and surrounding areas. I want to talk about my return to Tennant Creek, which is a small town about 1,000 kilometres south of Darwin in the Northern Territory, with a population of about 3,200 people, 70 per cent of whom are Indigenous. It represents 12 language groups. It might not sound like much...

Yarra's Green Councillors express their deep disappointment at Misha Coleman's withdrawal from their team. After such strong support for the Greens and Greens policies at the recent Council elections we feel let down. Our supporters and members have a right to feel let down too.

Ms Pennicuik responded to comments made by Western Victoria MP James Purcell in parliament earlier this month praising the May Racing Carnival and in particular the Grand Annual Steeplechase.

The Greens have condemned the Victorian government’s decision to give Protective Services Officers new powers to search public transport passengers they suspect of possessing drugs.

Southern Metropolitan Greens MP Sue Pennicuik said Mr Wynne “deserved to go down as the Minister for the Wrecking Ball” for refusing to protect the Greyhound.

The Victorian government has backed down from its extravagant promise to remove all asbestos from Victorian schools.