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: 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. 

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. 

ANZAC Day 2017

9.00am | April 25, 2017

On ANZAC Day 2017 Senator Jenny McAllister attended a service to honour the indigenous men and women who served our country.

Speech in Parliament on 1800RESPECT

8.00pm | March 28, 2017

I rise to speak about the 1800RESPECT service because over the past few months there has been a real concern about this service. This is what happens when something is not quite right, because we have seen media coverage, we have online petitions, we have social media advocacy and the union has been speaking out and has been active.