Media releases

Dutton’s Visa Privatisation Plan Threatens 100 Tassie Jobs

July 17, 2019

The Morrison Government’s plan to privatise Australia’s visa processing system threatens 100 jobs in Tasmania. Under the Liberals’ plan, private providers will be given licence to run Australia’s visa system as a for-profit business.

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Morrison Must Unite Not Divide

July 12, 2019

Reports today that the Queensland LNP is considering a proposal which dictate to Muslim women how they should dress are offensive and deeply concerning. As Prime Minister, Mr Morrison has a responsibility to promote tolerance and respect in the community.

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Federal Government Fails To Invest In Victorian Projects

June 24, 2019

Today’s report in the Herald-Sun on Melbourne traffic congestion highlights what Labor has been saying for some time -  the Abbott-Turnbull-Morrison government has neglected the northern and western suburbs.

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Another Broken Promise From This Morrison Government

June 21, 2019

It’s been reported today that the Morrison Government may not stump up the $200 million it committed to a critical water infrastructure project in Townsville prior to the election. Labor committed to fully fund Stage 2 of the Haughton Pipeline duplication project in 2018 - no strings attached.

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Finding Melbourne On The Map Is A Start, But It’s Far From Enough, Mr Tudge

June 12, 2019

Media reports this morning suggest that the Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure, Alan Tudge, will acknowledge in a speech today that Melbourne is Australia’s city most in need of congestion-busting. What’s taken him, and his government, so long?

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Statement on appointment to the Shadow Ministry

June 03, 2019

I’m honoured to be appointed as Labor’s Shadow Minister for Cities and Urban Infrastructure, Shadow Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Shadow Minister Assisting for Immigration and Citizenship. In each of these important portfolios I look forward to holding the Morrison Government to account...

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