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

Greens win a Right to Disconnect in Fair Work bill

7 February, 2024 - Following months of negotiations with the government and the crossbench, the Greens have secured support in their push for a legislated right...

Future Fund investing over $600 million in weapons manufacturers, including a blacklisted Israeli arms company

6 December, 2023 - Documents obtained by Greens Senator David Shoebridge have revealed how the Future Fund has invested more than $600 million in public funds i...

Time for Labor to listen to its expert women

23 October, 2023 - The long-awaited release of the Women’s Economic Equality Taskforce (WEET) report confirms barriers to women fully participating in the workf...

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.