A Fair Economy

I believe our economy should serve its people. Labor will always work for an economy that is both strong and fair. We can deliver growth, efficiency and social justice when we provide quality education and training, support industries to provide jobs that are fairly paid and stable, and recognise the distinct needs of regional Australia, all while embracing the potential of technology and innovation. Australia is at its best when the benefits of economic growth are there for all to share. 

Superannuation at NSW Labor Conference 2018

4.30pm | July 01, 2018

Today I moved at the NSW Labor annual conference that the next Labor Government take concrete and specific actions to improve women’s economic security in retirement.

Transcript: Jenny McAllister on Tax Cuts

10.30am | May 30, 2018

Nobody can accuse Australian women of not pulling their weight in the Australian economy.  Many women go to work, they work hard for their employers then they go home and do a second shift looking after kids or looking after other family members.

Budget 2018: The Difference Between Labor and the Coalition Couldn't be Clearer

4.30pm | May 11, 2018

The Coalition’s budget is fundamentally unfair and will make working and middle class Australians pay for tax cuts to the big end of town.

Future of Work Public Forum

8.30pm | May 03, 2018

It was a fantastic night at the Future of Work forum, discussing the many challenges facing Australian workers.

Early Childhood Educators Walk Off

5.00pm | March 27, 2018

Today early childhood educators all across the country walked off the job to demand equal pay.

Speech on Corporate Tax Cuts and Why They Won't Increase Wages

3.15pm | March 26, 2018

If you are after a guarantee that the tax cut will increase wages, you are not going to get it. They can't give it. That is simply not what their modelling tells them.

Speech on the Gender Pay Gap

11.40am | March 19, 2018

The gender pay gap is a multifaceted problem. It arises from a complex mix of cultural and economic factors, which range from gender segregation in the workplace through the availability of flexible working conditions to outright discrimination.

Speech on Early Childhood Educators

7.50pm | February 06, 2018

Early childhood educators perform some of the most valuable work in our society for less than half the average Australian wage. Anyone who has had a child attend child care knows the importance of a good teacher and how central they are to a child's life.

Speech on Esso Dispute and Corporate Tax

2.20pm | January 25, 2018

I fear this won't be the last time that I rise in the Senate to talk about the ways employers are working around the safeguards of the Fair Work Act and it won't be the last time that I rise to talk about the ways big companies are seeking to avoid their tax obligations—and, in doing so, seeking to deprive all Australians of the revenue that government needs to provide hospitals, schools, infrastructure and apprenticeships.

Speech on Attempts to Alter Superannuation Governance Laws

11.00am | January 25, 2018

The Government's attempts to fundamentally alter superannuation governance laws is not about improving outcomes for ordinary people who have their money invested in these funds. This is simply an ideological obsession with eliminating the role of trade unions from public life.