Rachel Siewert | The Greens (WA)

Rachel Siewert

Senator for WA

Senator Rachel Siewert is a Senator of WA and is a member of the Australian Greens parliamentary team.


Rachel is the Australian Greens Whip, she holds the portfolios of family and community services, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues, disabilities, and ageing, agriculture and marine.  She is chair of the Senate Community Affairs References Committee, which has undertaken a number of significant inquiries into issues such as past adoption practices, former child migrants, hearing health and suicide prevention.


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The Australian Greens have introduced a bill in the Senate that would increase woefully low Newstart and Youth Allowance payments by $110 a fortnight.

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While recognising there are problems with disaffected youth in Melbourne’s west, the Greens are calling for a more balanced approach in they way these issues are framed by certain media outlets and politicians.

According to the Crime Statistics Agency Victoria, the proportion of incidents committed by alleged offenders under the age of 25 has fallen from half of all incidents recorded in 2007-2008 to 40% of all incidents in 2015-2016.

Quotes attributable to acting leader of the Australian Greens, Rachel Siewert.

Latest Speeches

Senator LUDLAM (Western Australia-Co-Deputy Leader of the Australian Greens) (16:39): I ask that general business notice of motion No. 1061, standing in my name and in the name of Senator Rhiannon for today concerning Israel and the visit of the Chief of General Staff of the Israel Defense Forces, be taken as a formal motion.
The PRESIDENT: Is there any objection to this motion being taken as formal?
Senator Ryan: Yes.
The PRESIDENT: There is an objection.
Senator LUDLAM: I seek leave to make a brief statement.