A Just Society

Inequality in Australia is worsening and I am passionate about halting this trend. Every one of us deserves the opportunity to meet our potential and contribute to our community. Removing barriers to participation is essential if we are to build a just society. 

Speech to the National Council of Women Australia Triennial Conference

8.20am | October 22, 2018

Thanks for inviting me to speak to you all today. I acknowledge the significant contribution of the National Council of Women, Australia in promoting issues important to the lives of Australian women, since its establishment in 1931.

Speech on the Government's Cuts to Health

5.00pm | October 18, 2018

When I'm out talking to people in the great state of New South Wales there is one thing that comes through loud and clear, and

that is that people know that you cannot trust a Liberal government when it comes to health.

Media Release: Labor Will Protect Australians In Financial Stress

11.00am | October 18, 2018

Labor has moved to establish a Senate Inquiry to examine financial services that were excluded from the terms of reference of the Financial Services Royal Commission.

Speech on the Religious Freedom Review

10.45am | October 18, 2018

This is the third time that the government has refused to release the report of the religious freedom review.

Media Release: Uniting Care Report Shows Concerted Effort Needed To Tackle Child Poverty

11.00am | October 16, 2018

Labor is committed to tackling child poverty and putting Australia’s children first. A new report shows that 1 in 6 children are living in poverty, reinforcing the need for a concerted, sustained effort to tackle this issue.

Speech on Chaos in the Coalition

10.45am | October 08, 2018

I want to talk this evening to some of the people who this government has forgotten; people who live up and down the east coast of New South Wales in places like Lismore, Casino, Batemans Bay and Nowra.

Speech on Assisted Dying

12.00pm | August 14, 2018

I rise today because I believe that we all have the right to die with dignity. There are no easy decisions at the end of life, and they are decisions that no-one makes lightly.

King and McAllister Media Release: Labor to Lead Senate Inquiry into My Health Record

11.00am | August 14, 2018

Labor will lead a comprehensive Senate inquiry into Malcolm Turnbull’s My Health Record fiasco amid ongoing privacy and security concerns. We remain deeply concerned that the Government’s bungled rollout of the My Health Record opt-out period has severely undermined public trust in this important reform.

Opinion Editorial: The Australian Public Service Deserves a Leader Who Respects It

5.25pm | July 23, 2018

The position of Merit Protection Commissioner for the Australian Public Service is not one that receives much public attention.  Despite its low profile, it plays a crucial role in ensuring integrity across the APS. It is deeply concerning that the Turnbull Government allowed the position to remain vacant for over six months.

Grandmothers against Detention of Refugee Children

11.00am | July 03, 2018

Today I met with Grandmothers against Detention of Refugee Children. The Coalition Government has shown no interest in finding resettlement options for children in detention.