Media releases

Morrison's Dodgy Visa Privatisation Tender in Chaos

February 06, 2020

The Morrison Government's privatisation of Australia's visa system has descended into complete chaos. According to Australian Electoral Commission records it appears that entities associated with close mate of Scott Morrison, Scott Briggs, have recently donated a total of around $300,000 to the Liberal Party.

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Scott Briggs Donates $90,000 to the Libs, While Bidding for $1 Billion Visa Tender

February 05, 2020

Scott Briggs' Pacific Blue Capital donated almost $90,000 to the Liberal Party, at the same time the Morrison Government is considering whether to award a tender to run Australia's visa system to Australian Visa Processing, a consortium being led by Mr Briggs.

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Visa privatisation doomed

January 29, 2020

The Morrison Government has hit a roadblock in its plan to privatise Australia’s visa system. The Department of Home Affairs’ own advice is that this privatisation requires legislative change. The Senate has voted time and time again against selling off our visa system.

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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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