Media releases

Labor Welcomes Blueprint To Transform Melbourne’s North And West

August 24, 2020

Federal Labor welcomes the announcement today by Steve Bracks, John Brumby and Scott Ryan of a blueprint to shape the future of Melbourne’s north and west - the North and West Melbourne City Deal Proposal.

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Labor Welcomes AHURI’s National Cities Program Strategic Agenda

July 27, 2020

Labor welcomes Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute’s (AHURI) National Cities Program Strategic Agenda, and looks forward to engaging with it. Better functioning and more resilient cities will be critical to our recovery.

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More Evidence Why We Need An Anti-Racism Campaign

July 24, 2020

A survey conducted by the Asian Australian Alliance and Per Capita has revealed shocking racism directed at Asian Australians during the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey attracted nearly 400 respondents, most of them women, who reported racist incidents between April and June of this year. The incidents included abuse, physical intimidation and people being spat, sneezed or coughed on.

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Parliament Unites To Reject Racism

June 15, 2020

Today the Parliament united to reject racism in Australia. I moved the following motion, which was seconded by Fiona Martin MP, that the house: 1. Recognises the significant contribution made by Chinese-Australians to Australia...

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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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