Media releases

Labor Calls For ACCC Study Into Visa Privatisation

October 10, 2019

Labor is calling for an Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) study into the Morrison Government's plan to privatise Australia's visa processing system. Labor believes that the market power associated with the establishment of the private visa system and subsequent monopoly...

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Record Numbers of Airplane Arrivals Claim Asylum on Peter Dutton’s Watch

October 08, 2019

There’s nothing wrong with claiming asylum – it’s an important right. However, in 90 per cent of these particular cases, the individuals are not legitimate refugees and are often being trafficked to Australia for the explicit purpose of being exploited.

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Citizenship Processing Crisis Continues Under The Liberals

October 07, 2019

It's been revealed that over 220,000 people are still waiting to have their citizenship applications processed as future citizens are being forced to wait 13 months to pledge allegiance to Australia under the Liberals. Late last year, Immigration Minister David Coleman pedalled false hope to permanent residents...

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Tudge Masking Failure to Invest In Infrastructure

October 04, 2019

The Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure, Alan Tudge, is using his latest announcement of a Population Statement as a smokescreen to mask the Morrison Government's failure to invest in productive infrastructure around Australia.

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Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Gandhi’s Birth

October 02, 2019

Today Labor celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi. Mahatma Gandhi is revered as the father of India and for his enormous contribution to India's development as a free nation and his non-violent approach to protest.

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Ernst & Young Urges Morrison to Act on Infrastructure

September 30, 2019

Consulting giant Ernst & Young is urging the Morrison Government to invest in 'shovel ready' infrastructure across Australia. Ernst & Young's modelling shows investment in 'shovel ready' infrastructure would create more than 5,000 jobs and inject an extra $800 million into the economy.

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