Media releases

Dodgy Dutton Gets Ready to Privatise Australia's Visa System

August 01, 2019

Reports today in The Australian newspaper show that Home Affairs Minister, Peter Dutton, is getting ready to privatise Australia's visa system by selling it off to someone who has donated thousands of dollars to the Liberal Party.

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Senate Inquiry into Morrison Government's Privatisation and Outsourcing of Government Programs

August 01, 2019

Labor, along with support of the Senate crossbench, has established a wide ranging Senate inquiry into the third term Morrison Government's privatisation and outsourcing Government programs.

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Commute Times Soar as Mccormack and Tudge Fail to Bust Congestion

July 30, 2019

Australians are spending on average 4.5 hours a week getting to and from work — a rise of 23 per cent since 2002. The data revealed in the latest Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey, shows that average weekly travel times to and from work rose from 3.7 hours to 4.5 hours.

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Dutton’s Visa Privatisation Plan Threatens 100 Tassie Jobs

July 17, 2019

The Morrison Government’s plan to privatise Australia’s visa processing system threatens 100 jobs in Tasmania. Under the Liberals’ plan, private providers will be given licence to run Australia’s visa system as a for-profit business.

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Morrison Must Unite Not Divide

July 12, 2019

Reports today that the Queensland LNP is considering a proposal which dictate to Muslim women how they should dress are offensive and deeply concerning. As Prime Minister, Mr Morrison has a responsibility to promote tolerance and respect in the community.

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Federal Government Fails To Invest In Victorian Projects

June 24, 2019

Today’s report in the Herald-Sun on Melbourne traffic congestion highlights what Labor has been saying for some time -  the Abbott-Turnbull-Morrison government has neglected the northern and western suburbs.

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A FAIR GO FOR AUSTRALIA