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Alan Tudge Busted Using Google Translate for Public Health Info

November 19, 2020

The Acting Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs, Alan Tudge has been caught out using Google Translate on important public health information on COVID-19. The Department of Home Affairs has admitted that they use Google Translate service to translate menu and navigation tiles on the COVID19 in-language website.

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Minister Dodges Online Safety Questions

November 11, 2020

More than two years after the Briggs Review recommended it, the Morrison Government has failed to introduce legislation for a new Online Safety Act. Yesterday the Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, Paul Fletcher, failed to answer the following question: Michelle Rowland: Minister, if you are so committed to introducing a new Online Safety Act to keep Australians safe, why have you failed to introduce a new Online Safety Ac...

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Edith Cowan University in Perth City Deal

September 20, 2020

A new campus for Edith Cowan University is a welcome part of the Perth City Deal. This investment comes more than two years after the Morrison Government signed the memorandum of understanding for the Perth City Deal. The campus will be built on the Perth City Link site that Federal Labor funded in response to the Global Financial Crisis.

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Alan Tudge Must Stand Up for Multiculturalism

September 19, 2020

The Acting Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs, Alan Tudge, must condemn offensive remarks made by the Queensland LNP spokesperson for Multicultural Affairs, John-Paul Langbroek. It's extraordinary that a Shadow Minister for Multicultural Affairs in 2020 would say 'in Australia we pride ourselves on our assimilation'. Even more so that he would do so at a citizenship ceremony, whilst also telling n...

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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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