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Greens support Senate inquiry into women’s retirement income

Adam Bandt 18 Aug 2015

The Greens welcome tri-partisan support for the Senate Inquiry into the gender retirement income gap, established in the Senate late yesterday.

Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens spokesperson for women and co-sponsor of the move for a Senate Inquiry, said:

"Women retire with far less savings than men, after a lifetime of a gender pay gap and a greater share of unpaid caring responsibilities.

"With the fastest growing cohort of homeless being older women, it's timely for the Senate to examine the structural inequities which are seeing women retire in poverty.

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Greens move to boost super for women

Greens Deputy Leader and workplace relations spokesperson Adam Bandt has given notice of a private member's bill allowing employers to boost superannuation payments to women employees.

The Sex Discrimination Amendment (Boosting Superannuation for Women) Bill 2014 will ensure employers are able to contribute more super for women employees than male employees without being considered to have breached anti-discrimination legislation.

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Abetz Should Apologise & Abbott Must Ban Conference Attendance: Bandt

Adam Bandt 8 Aug 2014

Responding to statements by senior Government Minister, Senator Eric Abetz, claiming a link between abortion and breast cancer, acting Greens Leader, Adam Bandt MP, said that the Minister’s comments were insulting and that he should apologise.

“Eric Abetz’s comments are an insult, not just to any woman who has suffered breast cancer or who has had an abortion, but to all women,” said acting Greens Leader, Adam Bandt MP.

“The Minister should not scare young women by peddling his dark, anti-choice ideology on national television.

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International Women’s Day – And Liberals’ Attack Penalty Rates

Adam Bandt 5 Mar 2014

The Greens are defending workers on low-incomes and working unsociable hours, as Tony Abbott targets penalty rates. 

Greens Deputy Leader and Member for Melbourne Adam Bandt MP said that the majority of casual workers are women. 

“The Coalition is marking Women’s Day [on Sat March 8] by coming after penalty rates,” said Mr Bandt.  

“Many Australian women, who depend on penalty rates for their and their families’ livelihoods, would be devastated if they are cut. 

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