Policy

FAIR GO ACTION PLAN FOR AUSTRALIA A Shorten Labor Government will:  Fix our schools and hospitals. Restore funding cut by the Liberals and Nationals, to ensure every community has quality public schools and hospitals.  Ease pressure on family budgets. End the Medicare freeze and give tax breaks to workers, not the top end of town.  Stand up … Continue reading Policy

Briefing: Forests

Downloads Briefing (A4 x 4) Summary (A5 single) Labor positions on current forests and forestry related issues Since 2011 the Liberal National Government has in NSW has done more to harm koalas than save them, including: Introducing land clearing laws that could see eight million hectares of core koala habitat destroyed; Signing off on clearing codes … Continue reading Briefing: Forests

Briefing: Drought policy

Story: ABC   PUTTING DROUGHT POLICY REFORM BACK ON TRACK A Shorten Labor Government will restore the CoAG process for drought reform and dispatch Australia’s agriculture-based Research and Development Corporations (RDCs) to help farmers build defences against the impacts of an increasingly variable climate such as protracted drought, severe storms, frost, pests and diseases. Labor … Continue reading Briefing: Drought policy

Briefing: National Integrity Commission

THE HON BILL SHORTEN MP LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION SHADOW MINISTER FOR INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS AND ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDERS MEMBER FOR MARIBYRNONG   THE HON. MARK DREYFUS QC MP SHADOW ATTORNEY-GENERAL SHADOW MINISTER FOR NATIONAL SECURITY MEMBER FOR ISAACS A NATIONAL INTEGRITY COMMISSION – RESTORING TRUST IN POLITICS & THE PUBLIC SECTOR   A … Continue reading Briefing: National Integrity Commission

Briefing: Labor’s plan for TAFE and apprenticeships

Labor’s Plan A Shorten Labor Government will invest in TAFE and apprenticeships and ensure Australians have the skills they need to succeed in our changing economy. Labor will: • Guarantee two out of three public vocational education dollars go to TAFE. • Waive upfront fees for 100,000 students to attend TAFE. • Invest $100 million … Continue reading Briefing: Labor’s plan for TAFE and apprenticeships

Briefing: Addressing the climate crisis – where does Labor stand?

The Economist recently has a sobering piece on the current state of global initiatives to address climate change. It opines: “Yet as the impact of climate change becomes more evident, so too does the scale of the challenge ahead. Three years after countries vowed in Paris to keep warming “well below” 2°C relative to pre-industrial … Continue reading Briefing: Addressing the climate crisis – where does Labor stand?