It is a great honour to serve the people of Queensland as one of our state's 12 Senators in the Australian Senate, and the people of Australia as the Shadow Minister for Women, Carers, and Communities.
This website is designed to keep you informed and up-to-date about my work in the Senate and the community. Please do not hesitate to contact my office if you have any feedback or require assistance.
My Speech on Marriage Equality
The Heywire Competition
Heywire is an ABC competition open to people aged 16 - 22, who submit a story about life in Australia outside the major cities.
Details for the Heywire 2014 competition can be found online now - Check out the Heywire site now!
The 2013 ABC Heywire competition has now closed. Congratulations to everyone who had the courage to tell their story. Together you've painted an amazing picture of what it is like to be a young person in regional Australia.
The Winners for 2013 have been announced and you can read who the winners are across Australia here.
Congratulations! to the Queensland winners who were:
Jacob Miley from Thursday Island, Carmen Smith from Townsville, Georgina Jackson from Dysart, Jess Wiese from Barcaldine, Peter Garrett from Biloela, Benjamin Galea from Waterloo, Prudence Melom from Toowoomba and Larissa Anderson .
Again, in 2013, the stories told were compelling and important. Thank you to everyone who took the time to share their story.
Click here to see Claire's latest speeches in the Senate.
One Billion Women Rising
One in three women on the planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime.
That is one billion women.
In 2013, one billion women and men shook the earth through dance to end violence against women and girls.
On 14 February 2014 we are calling on women and men everywhere to harness their power and imagination to rise for justice.
Imagine, one billion women releasing their stories, dancing and speaking out at the places where they need justice, where they need an end to violence against women and girls.
Rise. Release. Dance!
February is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
Each year in Australia Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month is held in February to raise awareness of ovarian cancer and to recognise women, their families and friends affected by ovarian cancer.
Throughout the month Ovarian Cancer Australia will be hosting a range of activities and events to raise awareness and funds for our support, awareness and research programs and we would love you to get involved!
Find out more at the Ovarian Cancer Australia website here