Straight from the Senate - Issue 36

This week Senator Wong and I tried to get to the bottom of the allegations against Mr John Lloyd, the Australian Public Service Commissioner.

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Straight from the Senate - Issue 35

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.

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

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.

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Speech on Protecting Our Charities

A few weeks ago, the Labor Party, together with minor parties and crossbenchers, met with Hands Off Our Charities, a group representing organisations as diverse as the Uniting Church, Oxfam and the ACF.

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Speech on the Gender Pay Gap

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.

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Straight from the Senate - Issue 34

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I’m presently leading a Senate inquiry into the digital delivery of government services. It’s a boring title, but a fascinating subject!

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International Women's Day 2018

Let’s use today to reaffirm our commitment to ending gender inequality.

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Setting The Agenda 2018: A National Strategy for Gender Equality

Tanya Plibersek MP today launched Labor's "Setting the Agenda: A National Strategy for Gender Equality". 

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Labor Commits to Reinstate Time Use Survey

Today the Australian Labor Party has committed to reinstating the Time Use Survey which measures women’s unpaid work.

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Mardi Gras 40th Anniversary

The 40th anniversary of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras was a fantastic chance to celebrate how far we’ve come since 1978.

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