Media releases

Minister: Car Park Scandal A-OK With Us

June 29, 2021

The Morrison Government’s response to the revelations of industrial-scale rorting within the Commuter Car Park fund tells you everything you need to know about this tired, dysfunctional Government. Speaking to ABC Radio this morning, Minister for Urban Infrastructure Paul Fletcher, of Leppington Triangle fame, argued there was nothing wrong with spraying around taxpayer money as long as you win an election.

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Car Park Rorts: Dodgy Spreadsheets, Ineligible Projects and Still Nowhere to Park Your Car

June 28, 2021

The Australian National Audit Office’s report into the Morrison Government’s trouble-plagued Commuter Car Park program has uncovered ineligible projects, rampant under-delivery, the political targeting of projects and secret spreadsheets shared between the then-Minister Tudge and the Prime Minister’s Office.

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Unserious New Infrastructure and Regional Development Minister Has Serious Work To Do

June 28, 2021

The announcement that Barnaby Joyce will take on the role of Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development on an ongoing basis is a disappointing outcome for all Australians. Infrastructure is a key economic portfolio, but under the Nationals it has been left to fall by the wayside.

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Statement: Biloela Family

June 23, 2021

Australians will welcome the news today that the Minister for Immigration Alex Hawke is personally intervening in the Biloela family's case and using his ministerial discretion to grant bridging visas for Nades, Priya and Kopika Murugappan. Minister Hawke's decision is the next step in the process that could see the family return to Biloela, a town that loves them and wants them home.

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Visa Privatisation 2.0 Lowers Tax Obligations for Bidders

May 31, 2021

The Morrison Government is planning to lower the tax obligations of private bidders competing to run Australia’s visa processing system. According to reports in the AFR, the plan could allow large multinational corporations to win government contracts by watering down their tax obligation requirements.

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Labor Releases Multicultural Engagement Taskforce Report

May 18, 2021

Federal Labor Leader Anthony Albanese, alongside Shadow Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Andrew Giles, the Chair of the Labor's Multicultural Taskforce, Peter Khalil, and Secretary Anne Stanley, launched Labor's Multicultural Engagement Taskforce (LMET) report today.

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