Briefing: Solar to deliver cheaper energy for schools

SOLAR TO DELIVER CHEAPER ENERGY BILLS FOR SCHOOLS   A Shorten Labor Government will help Australian schools cut their energy bills and access cleaner energy by establishing a Solar Schools program to help schools access solar panels and battery storage.   The Solar Schools program will not only help schools cut their energy costs, but … Continue reading Briefing: Solar to deliver cheaper energy for schools

Briefing: Addressing domestic violence package

LABOR WILL MAKE ENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN A NATIONAL PRIORITY   A Shorten Labor Government will make preventing and responding to family violence a national priority.   One woman a week is murdered by a current or former partner. Family violence hurts children and ripples through generations. This must change.   Labor commits to national … Continue reading Briefing: Addressing domestic violence package

Briefing: Labor commits to major boost to regional tourism

LABOR COMMITS TO MAJOR BOOST TO REGIONAL TOURISM   A Shorten Labor Government will drive economic growth and job creation in regional Australia with a comprehensive Regional Tourism Plan that will deliver more jobs, better attractions, better airports and smarter marketing for this critical industry.   The strategy will include $95 million in grants to … Continue reading Briefing: Labor commits to major boost to regional tourism

Briefing: Labor’s approach to health

CATHERINE KING MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR HEALTH AND MEDICARE MEMBER FOR BALLARATADDRESS TO THE AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF POLICY & SCIENCE SYDNEY FRIDAY, 5 APRIL 2019   ***CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY***   (Acknowledgements omitted)   In the long tradition of AIPS post-budget health briefings I am very happy, as Shadow Minister for Health, to be invited back a second time.    If you invite … Continue reading Briefing: Labor’s approach to health

Briefing: Labor’s Medicare cancer plan

LABOR’S MEDICARE CANCER PLAN   A Shorten Labor Government will deliver the biggest cancer care package in Australian history, with a $2.3 billion investment to dramatically slash out-of-pocket costs for cancer patients.    This is the most important reform to Medicare since it was introduced by Bob Hawke.   This will mean millions of free … Continue reading Briefing: Labor’s Medicare cancer plan

Briefing: Labor’s plan for skills, TAFE and apprentices

LABOR’S PLAN FOR SKILLS, TAFE AND APPRENTICES   A Shorten Labor Government will super charge the skills economy by reversing the decline in apprentices and restoring TAFE as the centrepiece of Australian vocational education. Under the Liberals, more than $3 billion has been cut from TAFE, skills and apprentices, and Australia now has 150,000 fewer … Continue reading Briefing: Labor’s plan for skills, TAFE and apprentices

Briefing: Labor will make sure the minimum wage is a living wage

LABOR WILL MAKE SURE THE MINIMUM WAGE IS A LIVING WAGE    A Shorten Labor Government will reverse cuts to penalty rates, boost wages for workers and ensure that the minimum wage is a living wage – fixing the law so that the Fair Work Commission has the tools to deliver a living wage for Australia’s low-paid … Continue reading Briefing: Labor will make sure the minimum wage is a living wage