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Income inequality inquiry holds public hearings in South Australia

The Australian Greens said today that South Australian hearings for the Senate Inquiry into income inequality will focus on issues affecting equality in the state, including the impact of the Government's budget on the most vulnerable members of the community.

The Committee is chaired by Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert, who initiated the Inquiry.

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Greens Back Call for Better Access to Justice for Vulnerable Witnesses

The collapse of a South Australian sexual abuse case involving intellectually disabled children has highlighted serious barriers to justice for some Australians, Greens spokesperson for Legal Affairs, Senator Penny Wright, said.

Senator Wright supports National Disability Discrimination Commissioner Graeme Innes’ call for legal reform to give people with disabilities better access to justice by widening the avenues and means for courts to take evidence.

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