Blog: Children on Nauru

THE HON SHAYNE NEUMANN MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR IMMIGRATION AND BORDER PROTECTION FEDERAL MEMBER FOR BLAIR CATHERINE KING MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR HEALTH AND MEDICARE MEMBER FOR BALLARAT MEDICAL TRANSFER OF CHILDREN FROM AUSTRALIAN-FUNDED REGIONAL PROCESSING CENTRES Labor will introduce legislation to address the Government’s failure to ensure children in Australian-funded regional processing centres receive the urgent medical care … Continue reading Blog: Children on Nauru

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

Blog: Response to letters about the Adani mine proposal

Hello, I have received a handful of emails from people concerning the Adani mine. First, thank you for your concern about climate change, the environment and this proposal. I share your concern. My response to those writing is: Thank you for your correspondence asking about the position of Labor and myself on the Adani issue. I … Continue reading Blog: Response to letters about the Adani mine proposal

Blog: Coalition failing regional Australia

STEPHEN JONES MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR REGIONAL COMMUNICATIONS SHADOW MINISTER FOR REGIONAL SERVICES, TERRITORIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT MEMBER FOR WHITLAM COALITION FAILING REGIONAL AUSTRALIA Before looking at incentives to encourage people to move to regional Australia to relieve congestion in Sydney and Melbourne, the Morrison Government must first look to deliver on existing policy promises … Continue reading Blog: Coalition failing regional Australia

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

News: Increasing the number of people from Cowper who go to university

HELPING YOUTH FROM COWPER GET TO UNIVERSITY I am very pleased to see this announcement today from Tanya Plibersek, Shadow Minister for Education. It is all about helping people from less well-off communities get to university. In Cowper, only seven per cent of people have a university degree - that's less than half the rate … Continue reading News: Increasing the number of people from Cowper who go to university