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Greens call on Government to uphold Human Rights in Iran

The Australian Greens remain deeply concerned about the ongoing situation in Iran and are in solidarity with the protestors in Iran. We will always protect the right to protest.  And we will always fight for people's rights to choose their dress, their partner, their religion, their career, and what they do with their bodies. The Iranian authorities' suppression of the rights of women, LGBTIQA+ people, and other minorities, including the Bahai, must end. 

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Greens Call for Continuation of 20 Subsidised Psychology Appointments

Lines attributable to Greens Spokesperson for Health and Mental Health, Jordon Steele-John:

“Labor’s budget fails to address the mental health crisis that so many in our community are feeling right now. 

“People are unable to get the mental health support they need. We know that the availability of local services, long waitlists, and the cost are major barriers to people getting mental health supports. 

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Greens Call for Covid-19 Pandemic Payment and Isolation to Continue

On the 8th of November, the National Cabinet decided to remove the requirement for people to isolate while positive for Covid-19 from the 14th of October.

Lines attributable to Senator Jordon Steele-John, Australian Greens Spokesperson for Health and Disability. 

"The removal of the requirement to isolate has left many people feeling vulnerable and deeply frustrated that their wellbeing is being ignored by the Australian Government.

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Greens move for abortion access Senate inquiry

In the wake of Roe v Wade, the Australian Greens will today establish a Senate inquiry into abortion access in Australia. 

This inquiry will identify what can be done federally to alleviate the physical and financial barriers to accessing contraceptives, sexual and reproductive healthcare and termination services, as well as options to improve the quality and availability services, particularly in regional and remote Australia.

Lines attributable to Greens leader in the senate and spokesperson on women Senator Larissa Waters

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Senator Steele-John's response to NDIA Leadership changes

After years of campaigning with a united voice of Nothing About Us Without Us, the disability community and Australian Greens Senator Jordon Steele-John welcome the appointment of more disabled people into leadership positions in the NDIA. 

Lines attributed to Senator Jordon Steele-John, Disabled Person and Australian Greens spokesperson for Disability Rights and Services. 

“Today, like many in our community, I am feeling relief that finally, we have some more disabled people in leadership positions within the National Disability Insurance Agency.

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Greens Support Veterans Calls for More Health and Mental Health Supports

Vietnam-era Nasho Geoff Parkes to deliver his petition to Greens
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Geoff Parkes, a Vietnam-era national servicemen who was conscripted into the Australian armed forces is taking his #NashoFairGo petition representing other service personnel like him to Australian Parliament House tomorrow. So far, the petition has been signed by 25,000 Australians.

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Statement on anniversary of revocation of Article 370; Jammu and Kashmir.

Australian Greens Statement on anniversary of revocation of Article 370 and downgrading of Jammu and Kashmir into a Union Territory. 

On the eve of the third anniversary of the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir's special status, the Australian Greens are calling on the Australian Government to do more to ensure people’s human rights are upheld. 

Lines attributable to Senator Jordon Steele-John, Australian Greens Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs:

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