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

Blog: Response to North East Forest Alliance regarding Labor’s commitment to develop a biofuels strategy.

Labor’s Climate Change Action Plan clearly states that Labor will develop a Bioenergy Strategy to boost the development of this important industry in Australia. The North East Forest Alliance comments are misleading that “the only current fuel source for bioenergy is native forests”. There are many types of bio energy and Labor will look at … Continue reading Blog: Response to North East Forest Alliance regarding Labor’s commitment to develop a biofuels strategy.

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

Briefing: Labor to provide timely boost to housing market.

LABOR TO PROVIDE TIMELY BOOST TO HOUSING MARKET A vote for a Shorten Labor Government is the only way to guarantee Australians have a government that prioritises housing affordability, puts first home buyers on more of a level playing field with property investors, and reforms an overly generous property tax system in a way that … Continue reading Briefing: Labor to provide timely boost to housing market.

Briefing: Labor’s plan to create a cleaner Australia

LABOR’S PLAN TO CREATE A CLEANER AUSTRALIA   A Shorten Labor Government will make Australia a world leader in tackling plastic use and boosting recycling – investing $290 million to cut waste and handing on a cleaner Australia for the next generation.   Labor will protect our vulnerable wildlife and reduce the amount of waste … Continue reading Briefing: Labor’s plan to create a cleaner Australia

Briefing: Labor small business policy

LABOR LAUNCHES ITS PLAN FOR SMALL BUSINESS Labor has today launched its official Small Business policy handbook “Standing up for Small Business.” Through active consultation and engagement, Labor knows there are many challenges facing established and emerging small businesses in this country, and we are committed to enabling and encouraging their success. A Shorten Labor … Continue reading Briefing: Labor small business policy