Opinion pieces, speeches & transcripts

We Can't Ignore the Other Virus That's Spread, That of Racism

July 26, 2021

COVID-19 isn't the only virus that's been spreading across the country, infecting our community. Since the start of the pandemic, Australia has seen a worrying rise in racism, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia.

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As the car-parks scandal shows, Morrison & Co never saw a rort they didn’t love

July 23, 2021

Just before the Audit Office released its scathing indictment of the commuter car parks program, Australia quietly added the auditing profession to our skills shortage list.

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Transcript: ABC News Breakfast 17 July 2021

July 17, 2021

Well, I guess what's really frustrating is it's taken us so long to even get to this point, that we saw a different approach taken to the Sydney lockdown then was applied by the federal government to the last Melbourne lockdown.

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A Scandal We Should Rail Against

July 14, 2021

How we get to work each day has a big impact on the quality of our lives. Most mornings, the biggest challenge isn't getting the kids out of bed, it is finding a park at the train station. This is a frustration shared across our cities and their suburbs. So it's easy to see why so many Liberal MPs made so much of promising extra car parks at train stations before the last election.

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Transcript: Doorstop interview in Launceston

July 14, 2021

Good afternoon everyone. My name is Andrew Giles, the Shadow Minister of the Cities and Infrastructure and I'm really pleased to be back in Launceston from Melbourne after quite a long time away. I'm particularly pleased to be here with my great friend Senator Carol Brown and, of course with the star of today, my fantastic colleague, Ross Hart.

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Reimagining multiculturalism, restarting migration and remembering our regions

July 06, 2021

Modern Australia is a country built on migration. Migrants have economically, socially, culturally and even physically reshaped this country - for the better. From the goldfields around here, to the Snowy, as well as the vibrant centres of our big cities.

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