Media releases

Labor Launches 2021 Multicultural Statement

December 16, 2021

Labor’s second annual Multicultural Statement, launched today, highlights the inequities and failures of the Morrison Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Morrison Government left multicultural communities behind, failing to take the necessary actions to keep everyone in our community safe and informed.

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Build Back Stronger In Western Sydney With SBS

November 20, 2021

An Albanese Labor Government will commission a feasibility study into the relocation of the Sydney-based headquarters and studios of the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) from Artarmon to Western Sydney, alongside the provision of a multi-purpose space for content creation and public use.

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The Morrison-Joyce Government Left Multicultural Communities Behind

October 28, 2021

ABS figures released today reveal people born outside of Australia have an age-standardised COVID-19 mortality rate of more than double that of people born in Australia.

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Paul Fletcher needs a dictionary and Australia needs a National Anti-Corruption Commission

October 07, 2021

Minister Fletcher has failed to address serious concerns about the Morrison-Joyce Government’s $660 million Commuter Car Park Fund, better known as car park rorts, where programs were selected on the basis of a secret spreadsheet of marginal seats before the last election. Astonishingly, yesterday the Minister claimed ‘we have been very transparent in relation to the car park program’.

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Concerns Around New Digital Border Platform

September 14, 2021

The Morrison-Joyce Government should be looking to support the safe reopening of the international border, however serious concerns remain about the Digital Passenger Declaration process. Keeping track of the vaccination status of people as they're entering and leaving Australia is the next step to opening the border, as is modernising Australia's incoming passenger card.

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FOI Release Confirms That Only the PM Can Explain Car Park Rorts

September 13, 2021

A response to a Freedom Of Information request reported this morning in Nine newspapers confirms suspicions and raises new concerns about the Morrison-Joyce Government's scandal-plagued Commuter Car Park Fund. We already knew that projects in this $660 million fund were selected according to a list of "top 20 marginal seats"...

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