Media releases

OECD confirms gains to be made from needs based investment in education

September 16, 2016

Labor welcomes the release of the Education at a Glance 2016 OECD Indicators report overnight, which shows that by international standards Australia is performing well, but more needs to be done to deliver...

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Statement on Appointment

July 28, 2016

It is a great honour to have been appointed Shadow Assistant Minister for Schools, and in particular to have the opportunity to work with Deputy Opposition Leader Tanya Plibersek...

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Short-sighted CSIRO cities cuts not good enough

February 05, 2016

Australian cities and the people who live in them have been short-changed yet again by the Coalition, with the potential loss of 35 of 50 staff from the CSIRO’s sustainable cities program due to government cuts...

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Labor's innovative infrastructure funding needed to support Melbourne

November 04, 2015

It is time for Malcolm Turnbull to come clean on the Coalition’s plan for cities and infrastructure in Victoria. With Victorian Liberal MPs being called in for a secret meeting on November 10 to try and quell a stoush over the $1.5 billion previously locked for East West Link...

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Turnbull's hypocrisy on cities exposed

October 21, 2015

Malcolm Turnbull’s media blitz on Victorian public transport hasn’t changed his thinly veiled contempt for the city of Melbourne...

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New Paper Shows Need for Cities Policy

June 22, 2015

A new PwC report has reinforced the importance of Commonwealth investment in urban policy, confirming that cities are increasingly critical to national economic growth and calling for closer government attention to areas like efficient public transport...

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