Media releases

WACA Investment Welcome, But Where Is the Perth City Deal?

December 15, 2019

Labor welcomes the Federal Government's investment in the historic WACA ground in East Perth. We call on the Federal Government to finalise the Perth City Deal which was due to be completed in April. Funding this project through the Perth City Deal makes it even more urgent that this deal is finalised.

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Auditor-General Slams Dutton on Humanitarian Settlement Program

December 13, 2019

Another report by the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) highlights the failures that are consuming Peter Dutton's Department of Home Affairs - this time slamming his management of the Humanitarian Settlement Program (HSP). Peter Dutton's Department took over the $130 million program from the Department of Social Services in July...

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Labor Launches Multicultural Engagement Taskforce

December 11, 2019

Today Federal Labor launched its new Multicultural Engagement Taskforce in Melbourne. The purpose of Labor's Multicultural Engagement Taskforce is to engage multicultural Australia to help inform, with as many voices as possible, Federal Labor's policies - the role of multiculturalism in fostering social cohesion and Australian identity.

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Repeal of Medevac

December 04, 2019

Today, the Morrison Government cut a secret deal with Senator Jacqui Lambie to repeal Medevac – leaving sick and vulnerable people on PNG and Nauru without these lifesaving provisions, and leaving the Parliament, the media and Australian public in the dark.

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Scanlon Report Shows Strong Support for Multiculturalism

November 26, 2019

The latest Mapping Social Cohesion report by the Scanlon Foundation shows continued strong support for multiculturalism in Australia. 85 percent of Australians agree that "multiculturalism is good for Australia" and 53 percent say that that number of migrants accepted into Australia is "about right" or "too low".

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Time to Condemn Anti-Semitic Attacks

November 25, 2019

Federal Labor is deeply concerned by an increase in anti-Semitic attacks in Australia. New research released today by the Executive Council of Australian Jewry has revealed an alarming 30 percent rise in direct anti-Semitic attacks in Australia.

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