Speech on the Dysfunction of This Government

The British futurist and writer Alan Moore said: The main thing that I learned about conspiracy theory, is that conspiracy theorists believe in a conspiracy because that is more comforting. The truth of the world is that it is actually chaotic.

The truth of this government, of course, is that it is utterly chaotic.

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Speech in Parliament on Turnbull's War On The Young

This government is at war with the young, from cuts to education funding through to a deliberate attempt to sabotage any meaningful action on climate change. This government shows every time that the only thing it cares about less than young people's present is their future. 

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Media Release: Turnbull's Tech Wrecks Need Senate Oversight

Today Labor is calling on the Senate to set up an inquiry into the Turnbull Government’s beleaguered digital transformation efforts.

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Media Release: Labor sends marriage equality postal survey to Senate inquiry

Labor Senator Louise Pratt has lodged a motion to refer the Government’s ridiculous plan to conduct a non-binding postal survey on marriage equality to the Senate References Committee for Finance and Public Administration Committee.

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Food Manufacturing in Western Sydney

 Today I participated in a roundtable on the future of food manufacturing in Western Sydney at Arnott’s Huntingwood factory.

 

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Tackling Inequality at NSW Labor Conference

Today I addressed NSW Labor state conference about the urgent need to address economic inequality.

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Zaatari Refugee Camp in northern Jordan

Today I visited the Zaatari Camp in the desert in northern Jordan which hosts about 80,000 Syrian Refugees.

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Straight from the Senate - Issue 25

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This week I spoke in the Senate on the Bill I have introduced to require the Productivity Commission to regularly report on inequality.

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Speech in Parliament on the Productivity Commission Amendment (Reducing Inequality) Bill

I rise to speak on the Productivity Commission Amendment (Reducing Inequality) Bill 2017. This Bill places inequality firmly on the agenda of one of our country’s most influential economic policy institutions.

 

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Straight from the Senate - Issue 24

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The Coalition is recklessly indifferent to the crisis in the energy market. Labor has committed to give full and fair consideration to the findings of the Finkel Review

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