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

Labor’s budget keeps people in poverty, while the wealthy and big corporations win big

9 May, 2023 - Labor’s second Budget is a betrayal of the people promised that no one would be left behind. It makes bad choices that put a surplus ahead of supp...

Work and Care Report

10 March, 2023 - 9 March 2023 Senate Work & Care Inquiry Delivers Blueprint for Government Action A landmark Senate report has called for a major over...

Senator Questions Consultants Role in Policy

9 February, 2023 - MEDIA RELEASE Senator Questions Consultants Role in Policy 9 February 2023 Greens Senator Barbara Pocock has questioned the...

Current Campaigns

Housing Crisis

Rents have increased seven times faster than wages over the last year, while millions remain locked out of the housing market.

Stop the Stage Three Tax Cuts

Scrap tax cuts for for billionaires and the wealthy and fund services to ease the cost of living instead