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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Transcript: Sky News talking Inequality

The advice that we’re getting, is that more equal societies are likely to grow more quickly... this issue of inequality. I think it is one of the defining differences between the Labor Party and the Coalition parties at this point in time. We see the Coalition parties consistently putting forward policies that advantage only the wealthy, or punish only working and middle class Australians. 

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Straight from the Senate - Issue 23

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Yesterday Labor Leader Bill Shorten MP wrote to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull offering bipartisan support for building Australia’s clean energy future.

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Straight from the Senate - Issue 22

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This week Senate Estimates provided further confirmation that the Government has made no attempt to analyse how their budget impacts Australian women.

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Women's Organisations on the NSW North Coast

Senator Jenny McAllister met with women's organisation on the NSW North Coast to talk about the practical steps we can take to close the gender pay gap. 

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Coffs Harbour Neighbourhood Centre

Senator Jenny McAllister met with the Coffs Harbour Neighbourhood Centre.

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Don't know, don't care. The Government's approach to women in the Budget.

Men and women lead very different lives. Most working men are full time. Most working women are part time. Women live longer. They spend differently. They have different investment preferences. And importantly, most women earn significantly less than most men, and they possess substantially less wealth.

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Straight from the Senate - Issue 21

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This week the National Foundation for Australian Women (NFAW) released their analysis on the impact the recent budget will have on women.

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