Media releases

Labor to fund Diamond Creek Trail missing link

March 05, 2019

A Shorten Labor Government will deliver $4 million in funding to complete the Diamond Creek Trail. The project is Nillumbik Shire Council’s highest infrastructure priority, and has been pursued for over 20 years. It has strong community support, with more than a dozen community and sports groups throwing their weight behind council’s push to fund the trail.

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Labor's $300 million boost for students with a disability

February 20, 2019

A Shorten Labor Government will invest an extra $300 million to ensure students with disability get the support they need at school. The numbers of students assessed as eligible for disability funding in Australia has doubled from about 220,000 to around 450,000.

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November 11, 2018

The first comprehensive Australian research on loneliness, released this weekend, represents a challenge policy-makers must respond to. The Australian Loneliness Report, produced by the Australian Psychological Society, found that one in four Australians are lonely, and that the issue affects all genders and nearly all age groups.

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Victorian Liberals' Education Statement an Insult to Students

January 24, 2018

The Victorian Liberal Party’s so-called ‘school education values statement’ isn’t a policy but an insult to Victorian students and their families.

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Government dodges question on needs-based funding

June 05, 2017

Today in the Federation Chamber, the Minister representing the Minister for Education, Greg Hunt, was unable to give a straight answer on needs-based funding...

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Greens' rank opportunism and division hurting schools

May 25, 2017

Labor welcomes the statement of Member for Melbourne that he will vote against the Coalition’s $22 billion cuts to our schools...

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