Blog: Labor’s response to the Banking Industry Royal Commission

TOUGHER, FAIRER, FASTER - LABOR’S RESPONSE TO THE BANKING ROYAL COMMISSION A Shorten Labor Government will act faster and go further in standing up for victims of banking misconduct. Labor fought for the Banking Royal Commission – unlike Scott Morrison and the Liberals who voted against the Royal Commission 26 times, called it a “populist … Continue reading Blog: Labor’s response to the Banking Industry Royal Commission

Briefing: Capital Gains Tax and negative gearing

For most young families in Australia, the dream of purchasing and owning their own home is almost completely out of reach. Working and middle-class families are increasingly being priced out of the housing market. Ownership rates for young people aged 25-34 have spiralled downwards in recent years from 60% to 48%. Young people are being … Continue reading Briefing: Capital Gains Tax and negative gearing

Transcript: National Security

BILL SHORTEN MP LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION SHADOW MINISTER FOR INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS AND  ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDERS E&OE TRANSCRIPT PRESS CONFERENCE CANBERRA THURSDAY, 6 DECEMBER 2018   SUBJECT: National security   BILL SHORTEN, LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION: Good evening everybody. Today we've seen perhaps the most irresponsible abandonment of national security lawmaking that I've seen … Continue reading Transcript: National Security

Briefing: Labor’s plan to address petrol prices in regional Australia

Labor has championed the cause of Australian consumers, but a lack of action from the Liberal-National Government has left regional Australians paying over the mark in many vital, day to day expenses. Two years ago, in 2016, Bill Shorten made the commitment that a Labor government would give Australia’s competition watchdog an independent market studies … Continue reading Briefing: Labor’s plan to address petrol prices in regional Australia

Briefing: Labor will end the war on science

BILL SHORTEN MP LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION SHADOW MINISTER FOR INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS AND ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDERS MEMBER FOR MARIBYRNONG SENATOR KIM CARR SHADOW MINISTER FOR INNOVATION, INDUSTRY, SCIENCE AND RESEARCH SENATOR FOR VICTORIA A SHORTEN LABOR GOVERNMENT WILL END THE WAR ON SCIENCE    A Shorten Labor Government will end the Liberals’ war on … Continue reading Briefing: Labor will end the war on science

Briefing: Labor’s plan to lower power prices, cut pollution, boost renewables and create more jobs.

Australia is in an energy crisis under the Liberals. Power bills are out of control, pollution is rising and the Liberals haven’t been able to agree on a policy amongst themselves. Scott Morrison and the Liberals are divided and out of touch on energy and climate change. Scott Morrison supports privatising electricity assets and he … Continue reading Briefing: Labor’s plan to lower power prices, cut pollution, boost renewables and create more jobs.