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 surplus betrays renters, mortgage holders and students while keeping a future for coal and gas

14 May, 2024 - The Australian Greens say that Labor’s third budget betrays those doing it tough by prioritising a surplus ahead of helping people. It will fuel ...

Gender strategy still making women wait for equality

7 March, 2024 - Today’s Gender Equality Strategy: Working for Women has finally been released, but as we have come to expect from this government, it’s big on f...

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...

Current Campaigns

Four Day Work Week

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

Casuals Deserve Paid Leave

Everyone should be able to take a break from work without fear of losing their job.