Media releases

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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Perth City Deal Delayed Again

May 13, 2020

Today the West Australian reports that the much-vaunted City Deal which will help breathe new life in Perth has been put on hold. Alan Tudge had all the time in world to announce a signed Perth City Deal – the Memorandum of Understanding was announced more than two years ago.

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Morrison Government Must Act Quickly on Citizenship Delays

May 07, 2020

The Morrison Government must act quickly to avoid already long citizenship processing times becoming even longer. Labor is very concerned that COVID-19 will lead to further delays for the 85,000 people who want to pledge allegiance to Australia and call themselves Australians.

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Standing Up To Racism Demands Strategy And New National Campaign

April 28, 2020

Labor welcomes today’s statement condemning racism by the Acting Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs, Alan Tudge. There is no place for racism in Australia.

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More Racist Abuse Underscores Need For Anti-Racism Campaign

April 22, 2020

The Morrison Government must join with Labor and take a stand against the shocking rise in racism and hatred directed at Asian-Australians during the COVID-19 crisis.

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