Straight from the Senate - Issue 15

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1. Last week I met representatives from the Pacific Calling Partnership, an organisation that seeks to amplify the voices of the people of the Pacific.

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Media Release: The Evidence Is In - Government's Energy Inaction Is Hurting The Sector

After holding hearings across the country and considering close to sixty written submissions, the Senate Select Committee into the Resilience of Energy Infrastructure in a Warming World concluded its inquiry on Friday. 

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McAllister and Moore Media Release: Women At Work Overlooked Again - This Time By Government

A lack of leadership from Government is hindering progress on pay equity, a Senate Inquiry heard today. The inquiry into gender segregation in the workplace and its impact on women's economic equality heard evidence from key unions and employer organisations including the Australian Council of Trade Unions, National Foundation for Australian Women, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Australian Services Union. 

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Opinion Piece: Forget Glass Ceilings, We Need To Smash Glass Walls

If you were a woman working in Australia in the 1960s, you earned 25 percent less than a man. It wasn't just discrimination -- it was the law. A lot has changed since then. 

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Pacific Calling Partnership

Senator McAllister met with the Pacific Calling Partnership, a coalition of voices from the Pacific Islands, calling for action on climate change. 

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Straight from the Senate - Issue 14

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1. This week in the Senate I spoke about the Turnbull Government’s attacks on 1800 RESPECT - the national sexual assault and domestic and family violence counselling service.

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Transcript: Jenny McAllister on the NBN, the minimum wage, rising inequality and company tax

I wanted to make a few remarks about the report that was handed down yesterday by the Privileges Committee in the Senate. The report has found that in executing raids, during an election, in the offices of a sitting Senator, Senator Conroy, to recover documents in relation to the NBN, there was improper interference in the functions of the Parliament. 

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Speech in Parliament on 1800RESPECT

I rise to speak about the 1800RESPECT service because over the past few months there has been a real concern about this service. This is what happens when something is not quite right, because we have seen media coverage, we have online petitions, we have social media advocacy and the union has been speaking out and has been active.

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Straight from the Senate - Issue 13

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1. This week I spoke in the Senate about the urgent need to address housing affordability.

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Renewable Energy Forum

Senator Jenny McAllister spoke at a renewable energy forum about the lessons we have learnt from the 'climate wars' and what we must do to build a renewable future. 

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