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Media Release: Turnbull's Tech Wrecks Need Senate Oversight

2.03pm | August 14, 2017

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

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

8.20am | August 11, 2017

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.

Transcript: Sky News talking Inequality

10.58pm | June 16, 2017

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. 

Bowen and McAllister Media Release: Inequality Belongs on the Productivity Commission's Agenda

10.45pm | June 16, 2017

14 June 2017: Federal Labor will introduce a Bill today to require the Productivity Commission to consider inequality in its work.

The Bill will be introduced by Senator Jenny McAllister and builds on a proposal by Chris Bowen that the Productivity Commission regularly report on how we are tracking as a nation in improving equality of opportunity and social mobility.

Husic and McAllister Media Release: NAPLAN online left to fail by DTA

5.00pm | May 23, 2017

The Turnbull Government’s crack digital team has confirmed they didn’t lift a finger to fix the NAPLAN online failure.

All Australian states and territories pulled out of NAPLAN online in April, blaming technical glitches and failures – meanwhile the Turnbull Government’s Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) didn’t try to help get the project back on track.

Transcript: Jenny McAllister on Estimates, Women's Budget Statement and the Stolen Generations

8.00am | May 23, 2017

For some years, I have been asking officials in the (inaudible) agencies of government how they are approaching the challenges that are faced by Australian women, and on every occasion the answer has been extremely disappointing. Which is to say that this government has abandoned any pretence at all at serious examination of the different impacts of their economic decisions on women. 

Plibersek and McAllister Media Release: Malcolm Turnbull Cuts Funding For Schools in Bennelong

6.00pm | May 22, 2017

Speaking in the Parliament today, Liberal MP John Alexander was caught out trying to hide the cuts Malcolm Turnbull has made to schools in Bennelong.

Official data from the NSW Government shows schools mentioned by Mr Alexander will lose funding because of Malcolm Turnbull’s cuts.

Media Release: Nationals No Talk and No Action on Decentralisation

9.00am | May 20, 2017

The Senate Finance and Public Administration Committee sat in Townsville yesterday to hear evidence about regional public service jobs as part of our inquiry into the move of the APVMA.

We spoke to 13 councils from across Australia, 12 more than Barnaby Joyce spoke to before deciding to move the APVMA and its 150 jobs to his own electorate during a tight election campaign. 

O'Toole and McAllister Media Release: Inquiry comes to Townsville to expose empty talk on regional jobs

9.30am | May 19, 2017

A Senate hearing in Townsville today will consider cuts to public sector jobs in regional centres. The Senate Inquiry into the Operations and Effectiveness of Government Decisions on the Location of Commonwealth Departments has previously heard that the Turnbull Government wasted millions of taxpayer dollars relocating a government agency from Canberra to Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce’s electorate last year.

Transcript: Jenny McAllister on the budget, education spending, the women's budget statement and foreign aid

8.30am | May 09, 2017

Malcolm Turnbull, in this morning’s papers, has set his own test for the performance of the Government in this budget. He’s said that that test is opportunity, fairness and security. Well, from everything we know, in relation to education, this budget won’t meet that test.