Media releases

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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Morrison Government All Spin, No Action on Infrastructure

May 14, 2020

The Morrison Government's response to the Building Up & Moving Out report, a whopping 20 months after it was tabled, shows they have no strategic plan for Australia's infrastructure.

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La Trobe University Redundancies Are the Federal Government’s Fault

May 13, 2020

Labor MPs Andrew Giles, Ged Kearney, Kate Thwaites and Lisa Chesters have today called on the Federal Government to grant LaTrobe University access the JobKeeper Payment immediately. Yesterday, La Trobe University informed staff that the institution was facing a shortfall of between $33 million and $63 million in 2020.

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