Media Releases

Statement - Morningside State School fire

October 16, 2018

The Morningside State School fire is a great shock to the tight-knit local community. I have spoken to the Acting Principal and P&C President from Morningside State School this morning, to offer support following the fire at the school. The school has been such an important part of our community for nearly 100 years. My heart goes out to the whole school community today. I know that the school will be able to rebuild. As always I w...

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World Mental Health Day - A Reminder to Do Better for Young People Experiencing Mental Ill Health

October 10, 2018

With the Hon Julie Collins MP, Shadow Minister for Ageing and Mental Health, and Senator Deborah O'Neill, Shadow Assistant Minister for Mental Health Today is World Mental Health Day. This year’s theme – ‘Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World’ – is aimed at bringing attention to the issues our young people are facing in the world today. Labor acknowledges, values and respects the tireless work undertaken by youth menta...

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Butler to Hold Community Rally for the Red Cross Hall

October 09, 2018

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Helping Griffith Women get a Fairer Super Deal

September 20, 2018

Griffith women and lower income workers will benefit from new measures to increase their superannuation balances with a Shorten Labor Government investing $400 million to help close the super gap.   On average, women retire with $113,000 less in their super than men – 40 percent less.   Labor believes that no Australian should be penalised for taking time out of paid work to have children.

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Appointment as Shadow Minister

August 21, 2018

Young people deserve a voice in government, and I am grateful to Bill Shorten for elevating this portfolio. I am also very pleased to be succeeding my friend the Hon Ed Husic MP in the employment services, workforce participation and future of work portfolio. We are at a time of great change in the Australian economy, and coming to grips with the future of work is of crucial importance.

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Diversity Isn't Garbage, Senator Anning's Speech Is

August 15, 2018

Last night, Senator Anning showed what he and Katter’s Australia Party really stand for. Not only did he advocate for a return to the White Australia policy, and emulate Nazi dogma, he attacked gender diverse and young LGBTIQ Australians.

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