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McAllister, Dodson, Lines and McCarthy Media Release: Labor Deeply Disappointed With Minister Scullion's Response to CDP

2.20pm | December 15, 2017

Labor is deeply disappointed with Minister Scullion’s response to the Senate Inquiry into the Community Development Program (CDP). Labor secured the Inquiry into the CDP in March after communities across the Northern Territory and Western Australia told us that they were trapped in a cycle of poverty, waiting on the end of a phone line for hours and then giving up, feeling hopeless and still struggling with an infuriating bureaucratic reporting process. 

McAllister, Dodson, Lines and McCarthy Media Release: Senate Inquiry Calls For Overhaul of Discriminatory CDP

5.20pm | December 12, 2017

The Senate inquiry report released today into the fraught Community Development Program (CDP) calls for a total overhaul of the unfair CDP system.The report confirms what Labor and First Nations people, organisations and communities have been saying since the CDP was implemented in July 2015 – that the current CDP is not working. 

Ketter and McAllister Media Release: New Questions To Answer On Corporate Tax

6.40pm | December 07, 2017

ExxonMobil must answer to new allegations claiming it is engaging in tax avoidance and aggressive tax minimisation practices. Parliament, this week, granted the Senate Economics References Committee an extension on the Corporate Tax Avoidance Inquiry to 30 May 2018.

Dodson, McAllister and McCarthy Media Release: Get Real Scullion - The CDP is Harming, Not Helping Communities

4.50pm | November 01, 2017

Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion needs to face the reality that the CDP is harming, not helping communities. Minister Scullion used a report from the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) into the Community Development Programme (CDP) to justify the Government’s failed CDP Program.

Transcript: Jenny McAllister on Public Sector Bargaining, the IPA, Hadgkiss, Scott Morrison and the Uluru Statement

11.50am | October 24, 2017

Good morning, I wanted to make few remarks about Senate Estimates yesterday, and just talk a little bit about what we learned. The government’s hostility to working people, to their representatives, to their workplace conditions was all on display yesterday with the appearance of the Australian Public Service Commissioner, Mr John Lloyd.

Dodson, McAllister and McCarthy Media Release: CDP Leaves Tropical North Out In The Cold

2.30pm | October 05, 2017

The Community Development Program (CDP) is failing vulnerable individuals and communities, a Senate committee has been told during a visit to Palm Island and Townsville. The Senate Finance and Public Administration Committee is conducting an inquiry into the operation of the CDP.

Transcript: Jenny McAllister on ABC 24 News

10.30am | September 08, 2017

I conclude two things. The first is that the government really hasn’t thought this through and when we’re in the middle of a $122 million exercise, to be doing contingency planning that commenced just a week ago, around how you might find a $122 million extra in your budget, it’s kind of terrifying. That is not how government is supposed to be run and it suggests an extremely chaotic process. 

Media Release: ABS: Postal Survey Cannot Proceed Without Funding

1.00pm | September 07, 2017

The ABS today cast doubt on suggestions that the survey could proceed if the High Court decided against the Government.

Dodson and McAllister Media Release: Who Exactly Is Minister Scullion Consulting With On CDP?

2.00pm | August 29, 2017

The Senate inquiry into the Community Development Program (CDP) has heard from NGOs, community members, Indigenous leaders and employment providers that they were not consulted by the Minister for Indigenous Affair about the CDP.

Media Release: AEC Letters Show Voters Cannot Rely On Automatic Enrolment For The Postal Survey

3.00pm | August 24, 2017

All Australians are urged to check their enrolment before midnight tonight following concerning reports the AEC will not be able to complete automatic enrolments in time for the marriage equality postal survey.