Media releases

More translations needed for our multicultural communities on COVID-19

April 03, 2020

All Australians need to be kept informed of Coronavirus measures, particularly our multicultural communities. Unfortunately, the Department of Health website currently only provides translations on COVID-19 in just 14 languages other than English.

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Harmony Day 2020

March 21, 2020

Every year in March, Australians come together in celebration of Harmony Week - culminating in Harmony Day, today, which is also the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Even in these difficult weeks and months, and despite the disappointing but necessary cancellation...

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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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