Media releases

Scott Morrison's 'Rail Park Fail'

February 25, 2021

Hundreds of commuter carparks promised by the Morrison Government at the last election won’t even be under construction by the next election and some may never be built at all. Two years after promising 30 carpark upgrades in Melbourne, just two have been completed.

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Time for Nades, Priya and Their Girls to Head Home

February 16, 2021

Today, the Full Federal Court handed down its decision regarding the Biloela family. The Court rejected the Government's appeal against a previous decision and supported the family's ground that their youngest daughter, three year old Tharunicaa, was not "afforded procedural fairness" in her bid for protection.

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Vaccination Program Must Be Inclusive of All Australians

February 14, 2021

Delivering a safe, rapid and effective vaccination will be one of the greatest operational challenges ever undertaken in Australia. Clear, consistent and targeted communication will be essential to coordinate the vaccine rollout. The experience in many countries, including the UK, Europe and US, shows us that there are higher levels of vaccine hesitancy among some multicultural communities.

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Rising Concerns About Racism Requires Action

February 04, 2021

The latest Mapping Social Cohesion report by the Scanlon Foundation shows a rising concern about racism in the Australian community. 37 percent of Australian-born respondents and 59 percent of Asian-born respondents expressed concern that racism was a growing problem in Australia. Disturbingly, 22 per cent of Chinese Australian respondents reported they had experienced discrimination more often since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Funding for Anti-Racism Strategy Rejected for Five Years

February 03, 2021

Funding for a national anti-racism strategy has been rejected for five years by the Morrison Government, according to the Race Discrimination Commissioner, Mr Chin Tan. The Morrison Government just doesn't get it. Refusing to fund an anti-racism strategy is proof they aren't serious about tackling the scourge that is racism. Racism is unacceptable. Failing to act on racism is unacceptable.

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Time for an Anti-Racism Strategy

January 27, 2021

The Morrison Government continues to refuse to implement an anti-racism strategy, despite the Biden Administration signing four executive orders to tackle racial inequality. In recent weeks the Deputy Prime Minister has parroted far-right slogans and Scott Morrison has made deeply insensitive remarks to First Nations people.

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