Media releases

Visa privatisation finally scrapped

March 21, 2020

The Morrison Government’s plan to privatise Australia’s visa system has finally been scrapped. Labor welcomes this decision because we have consistently argued that controlling Australia’s visa processing system is an essential function of government.

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Coronavirus Information Must Be Available In More Languages For Our Multicultural Communities

March 18, 2020

The Morrison Government must make information about COVID-19 available in more languages so that multicultural communities across Australia have access to the latest information on the virus. Currently, information on health.gov.au on the coronavirus is only available in Chinese, Farsi, Italian and Korean.

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Dismissal of Whittlesea City Council

March 18, 2020

The Andrews Labor Government yesterday introduced a Bill to dismiss Whittlesea City Council following a report from municipal monitor Yehudi Blacher that found serious governance failures at the council.

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Christchurch - One Year On

March 15, 2020

One year ago today, a tragedy unfolded as 51 men, women, and children who were quietly practising their faith were slain at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. An Australian is currently before the courts, charged with these violent murders. An act that only only be described as cowardly - driven by hatred and fear.

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Multicultural Groups Say Jason Wood’s Position Is Untenable

March 03, 2020

Major multicultural organisations have described the position of the Assistant Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Jason Wood, as ‘untenable’ following a social media post on the Sunday night. The Chinese Community Council of Australia, the National Sikh Council of Australia and the Multicultural...

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Senate Inquiry Recommends Scrapping Visa Privatisation

February 28, 2020

The Morrison Government’s controversial visa privatisation scheme should be scrapped, according to a Senate Committee inquiry into outsourcing of government services. This is another embarrassing blow to Scott Morrison and Peter Dutton as they try to sell off Australia’s $1 billion visa system.

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