Media releases

Neglected Adult English Migrant Program Must Be Fixed

August 28, 2020

After seven years of neglect by the Morrison Government, the Adult English Migrant Program (AMEP) must be fixed, so that new migrants get the opportunity to develop essential English language skills. Labor will work constructively with the Government and multicultural communities to ensure that the AMEP will meet the needs of new migrants and support social cohesion.

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Sentencing Of Australian-Born Terrorist And Right-Wing Extremist In New Zealand

August 27, 2020

Labor hopes the sentencing of an Australian-born terrorist and right-wing extremist in New Zealand will serve justice to the victims of the Christchurch shootings and a sense of closure for their family members.

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Labor Welcomes Blueprint To Transform Melbourne’s North And West

August 24, 2020

Federal Labor welcomes the announcement today by Steve Bracks, John Brumby and Scott Ryan of a blueprint to shape the future of Melbourne’s north and west - the North and West Melbourne City Deal Proposal.

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Labor Welcomes AHURI’s National Cities Program Strategic Agenda

July 27, 2020

Labor welcomes Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute’s (AHURI) National Cities Program Strategic Agenda, and looks forward to engaging with it. Better functioning and more resilient cities will be critical to our recovery.

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More Evidence Why We Need An Anti-Racism Campaign

July 24, 2020

A survey conducted by the Asian Australian Alliance and Per Capita has revealed shocking racism directed at Asian Australians during the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey attracted nearly 400 respondents, most of them women, who reported racist incidents between April and June of this year. The incidents included abuse, physical intimidation and people being spat, sneezed or coughed on.

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Parliament Unites To Reject Racism

June 15, 2020

Today the Parliament united to reject racism in Australia. I moved the following motion, which was seconded by Fiona Martin MP, that the house: 1. Recognises the significant contribution made by Chinese-Australians to Australia...

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