Media releases

Celebrating the Year of Welcome for Refugee Week 2020

June 14, 2020

Refugee Week is a time to celebrate the contribution refugees have made, and continue to make, in each community around Australia - enriching our culture and demonstrating how they are integral to the fabric of our society.

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It’s Time For Real Action Against Racism

June 11, 2020

Labor welcomes the community call for an anti-racism strategy. Today, 30 major community organisations have called on the Prime Minister and the Labor Leader to establish a bipartisan National Anti-Racism Strategy. This call must be heeded as there is no place for racism in Australia.

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Cities Can’t Be Cut Adrift From A Real National Cabinet

May 30, 2020

Australia is a highly urbanised nation, but this fact has been overlooked in the Prime Minister’s National Cabinet structure announced yesterday. The places where most Australians live and work, and where the majority of our GDP is generated, are not supported in this new approach.

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The NSW Government Is Taking Action Against Racism, Why Won’t The Prime Minister?

May 26, 2020

Labor welcomes the anti-racism campaign launched by the NSW Liberal Government, ‘A problem for all of us.’ Racism has been on the rise during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Labor Celebrates Cultural Diversity And Dialogue

May 21, 2020

Today is the UN World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. In December 2002, the UN General Assembly declared May 21 a day to deepen our understanding of the values of cultural diversity; recognising cultural diversity...

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UN Call for Action on Racism Must Be Heeded

May 16, 2020

The United Nations has called for urgent action to combat racism, including for “national action plans against racial discrimination.” Labor, and multicultural communities have been saying the Australia needs a new national anti-racism strategy.

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