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. 

Media Release: Senate Agrees To Digital Transformation Inquiry

11.00am | August 17, 2017

Labor welcomes the Senate’s support for an inquiry by the Finance and Public Administration Committee into the government’s digital transformation program. The government’s spending on digital transformation and ICT has doubled since it came to office. 

Speech on the Dysfunction of This Government

3.25pm | August 16, 2017

The British futurist and writer Alan Moore said: The main thing that I learned about conspiracy theory, is that conspiracy theorists believe in a conspiracy because that is more comforting. The truth of the world is that it is actually chaotic.

The truth of this government, of course, is that it is utterly chaotic.

Speech in Parliament on Turnbull's War On The Young

4.33pm | August 14, 2017

This government is at war with the young, from cuts to education funding through to a deliberate attempt to sabotage any meaningful action on climate change. This government shows every time that the only thing it cares about less than young people's present is their future. 

Media Release: Turnbull's Tech Wrecks Need Senate Oversight

2.00pm | August 14, 2017

Today Labor is calling on the Senate to set up an inquiry into the Turnbull Government’s beleaguered digital transformation efforts. During its time in government, the Coalition has doubled its digital spend to $10 billion but witnessed digital project after digital project run into trouble.

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.

Zaatari Refugee Camp in northern Jordan

11.00am | July 26, 2017

Today I visited the Zaatari Camp in the desert in northern Jordan which hosts about 80,000 Syrian Refugees.

Coffs Harbour Neighbourhood Centre

11.00am | June 02, 2017

Senator Jenny McAllister met with the Coffs Harbour Neighbourhood Centre.

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.

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.