Media releases

Still No Perth City Deal

October 29, 2019

Alan Tudge yesterday failed to announce a signed Perth City Deal - more than 18 months after announcing a Memorandum of Understanding. While it is pleasing that there is progress towards an agreement between the Western Australian Government and Federal Government, it seems Alan Tudge is always the partner on the back foot.

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Coleman Out Of Touch On Multiculturalism

October 25, 2019

Under Scott Morrison, multiculturalism is being undermined and underfunded, including by the Minister for Multicultural Affairs, David Coleman. David Coleman told SBS this week that Australia doesn't have a representational problem when it comes to our politics, in response to the establishment of Labor's Multicultural Caucus Committee.

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Labor Recognises Australian Migration and Settlement Award Winners and Finalists

October 24, 2019

Labor recognises the winners and finalists of the sixth Australian Migration and Settlement Awards 2019, held at the Great Hall in Parliament House last night.

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Labor Calls For ACCC Study Into Visa Privatisation

October 10, 2019

Labor is calling for an Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) study into the Morrison Government's plan to privatise Australia's visa processing system. Labor believes that the market power associated with the establishment of the private visa system and subsequent monopoly...

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Record Numbers of Airplane Arrivals Claim Asylum on Peter Dutton’s Watch

October 08, 2019

There’s nothing wrong with claiming asylum – it’s an important right. However, in 90 per cent of these particular cases, the individuals are not legitimate refugees and are often being trafficked to Australia for the explicit purpose of being exploited.

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Citizenship Processing Crisis Continues Under The Liberals

October 07, 2019

It's been revealed that over 220,000 people are still waiting to have their citizenship applications processed as future citizens are being forced to wait 13 months to pledge allegiance to Australia under the Liberals. Late last year, Immigration Minister David Coleman pedalled false hope to permanent residents...

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