Media releases

The NSW Government Is Taking Action Against Racism, Why Won’t The Prime Minister?

May 26, 2020

Labor welcomes the anti-racism campaign launched by the NSW Liberal Government, ‘A problem for all of us.’ Racism has been on the rise during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Labor Celebrates Cultural Diversity And Dialogue

May 21, 2020

Today is the UN World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. In December 2002, the UN General Assembly declared May 21 a day to deepen our understanding of the values of cultural diversity; recognising cultural diversity...

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UN Call for Action on Racism Must Be Heeded

May 16, 2020

The United Nations has called for urgent action to combat racism, including for “national action plans against racial discrimination.” Labor, and multicultural communities have been saying the Australia needs a new national anti-racism strategy.

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Morrison Government All Spin, No Action on Infrastructure

May 14, 2020

The Morrison Government's response to the Building Up & Moving Out report, a whopping 20 months after it was tabled, shows they have no strategic plan for Australia's infrastructure.

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La Trobe University Redundancies Are the Federal Government’s Fault

May 13, 2020

Labor MPs Andrew Giles, Ged Kearney, Kate Thwaites and Lisa Chesters have today called on the Federal Government to grant LaTrobe University access the JobKeeper Payment immediately. Yesterday, La Trobe University informed staff that the institution was facing a shortfall of between $33 million and $63 million in 2020.

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Perth City Deal Delayed Again

May 13, 2020

Today the West Australian reports that the much-vaunted City Deal which will help breathe new life in Perth has been put on hold. Alan Tudge had all the time in world to announce a signed Perth City Deal – the Memorandum of Understanding was announced more than two years ago.

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