Opinion pieces, speeches & transcripts

Inequality and Cities

January 30, 2020

Urbanisation is the phenomenon of the 21st century. It’s only recently that more people around the world have lived in cities than in the countryside. Now it’s more than 55% - and the UN estimate that this will be 68% by 2050.

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Transcript: ABC News Breakfast Saturday 25 January

January 25, 2020

Well this is extraordinary and appalling. Can I just say, Josh, that not a single dollar, not a single cent went to my electorate, a safe Labor electorate under this process and that's something I'm really angry about. It is fine for the Minister to have some discretion, because under our system, the Minister has to be responsible for these decisions...

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Doorstop interview: Launch of Labor Multicultural Engagement Taskforce

December 11, 2019

We're here today to launch Labor's Multicultural Engagement Taskforce. And this is an important occasion. It shows that we recognise in the Australian Labor Party, that we are the party of modern multicultural Australia. And that our multiculturalism is something that we should be proud of, but that we can't take it for granted.

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Doorstop interview 5 December

December 05, 2019

Yesterday was a sad day, a sad day for our democracy and a terrible day for vulnerable people in our care who are going to be denied the medical care they need.

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Doorstop interview 26 November

November 26, 2019

A few weeks ago, Labor the Greens and Independents in the House of Representatives did everything we could to save Medevac. Today, the Senate has the opportunity to do just that, to do what we were unable to do in the House of Representatives.

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Shaping Our Future Cities

November 21, 2019

Thank you for the opportunity to speak with you today in Parramatta – Sydney’s second CBD - as Labor’s Shadow Minister for Cities and Urban Infrastructure. I’m very conscious that I follow in the footsteps of the Labor Leader, Anthony Albanese, in this critically important portfolio.

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