Media releases

Time to Scrap Cruel English Language Partner Visa Test

April 04, 2021

The Morrison Government’s cruel English language test for partner visas is wrong and must be scrapped. Major concerns about the proposed English language test have been expressed by peak stakeholder organisations, warning it could make it harder for victims of domestic violence to seek help.

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Harmony Day - International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

March 21, 2021

As we celebrate Harmony Day 2021, we must renew our commitment to multiculturalism, ending racism and promoting respect for all. Each year, Australians come together to celebrate Harmony Day on the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

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Racism Is A "Significant Economic, Social And National Security Threat"

March 17, 2021

Racism is a "significant economic, social and national security threat", according to the Race Discrimination Commissioner, Chin Tan. This is yet another warning for the Morrison Government to tackle racism, and treat it as the serious threat it is. Australia has not had a national anti-racism plan since 2018 and no proper federal funding for one since 2015.

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Labor's Vision for Cities

March 10, 2021

Today Federal Labor outlined its vision for the future of Australia's cities, and for the millions of Australians who live and work in them. The pandemic has changed how cities function people's ability to come together, to work, interact, socialise, travel and move around the urban environment.

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Lowy Findings Show Need for Anti-Racism Strategy

March 03, 2021

New research from the Lowy Institute reveals that one in five Chinese-Australians had been physically threatened or attacked in the last year. Labor calls on the Morrison Government to commit to a comprehensive national anti-racism strategy, one aimed at empowering communities and changing attitudes.

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Scott Morrison's 'Rail Park Fail'

February 25, 2021

Hundreds of commuter carparks promised by the Morrison Government at the last election won’t even be under construction by the next election and some may never be built at all. Two years after promising 30 carpark upgrades in Melbourne, just two have been completed.

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