Barbara Pocock

Like most Australians, I want to see real action on the climate crisis.

Hi, I’m Barbara. I was elected as a Greens Senator for South Australia in the federal election on 21 May 2022. I am Greens Spokesperson for Finance, Employment and Public Sector.

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I’m an economist and Emeritus Professor. I grew up on a mallee farm near Lameroo and have worked in universities, shearing sheds, the Reserve Bank, on farms, in unions, for the government and as a mother and carer.

I've spent my life fighting for the rights of women. As an Emeritus Professor at UniSA, I led a team of researchers studying how work affects women, men, children and the households and communities in which we live.

Now more than ever we need more women in our parliament to stand up for important issues such as women's safety, closing the gender pay gap, childcare and so much more that affects the daily lives of women across the country.



Senator for South Australia

Barbara's Portfolios

Public Sector


Level 1, 110 King William Road, Goodwood SA 5034
Phone (08) 8272 7575

Latest from Barbara

Right to disconnect should be in IR reform: Greens

31 August, 2023 - In his speech at the National Press Club today the Minister for Industrial Relations Tony Burke signalled the government’s intention to crimin...

No more public money for political donors

21 July, 2023 - Greens leader in the Senate Larissa Waters will introduce a private members Bill when parliament resumes to stop political donors from being awa...

Labor stonewalls on referring PwC scandal to anti-corruption watchdog

31 May, 2023 - Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has today declined to support referring the PricewaterhouseCoopers scandal to the imminent National Anti-Corrupti...

Current Campaigns

Criminalise Super Theft

Employers who steal from their workers must pay the price.

Right To Disconnect

You deserve a life outside of work. It's time for a legal right to disconnect.

Four Day Work Week

A 4 day work week with no loss of pay leaves more time for friends, family, rest and play.