Media releases

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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Time to Condemn Islamophobia

November 18, 2019

New research released today by Charles Sturt University has revealed Australian Muslims experiences of Islamophobia. The study analysed 349 incidents reported to the Islamophobia Register between 2016 and 2017. It found that 70 per cent of the victims were female and almost all were wearing a hijab or scarf.

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Government Must Do More for Regional Settlement Services

November 13, 2019

After repeated calls from Labor, the Morrison Government is still keeping secret a major review into humanitarian resettlement. This is an important report that aims to improve the integration, employment and settlement outcomes of refugees in this country.

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