Speech on Marriage Equality

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On 27th November 2017, I had the honour of speaking in favour of the Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Bill 2017 to make marriage equality a reality in Australia.

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A Win for Equality!

Today, Australia voted for equality with the marriage equality postal survey returning a overwhelming victory!

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Dodson, McAllister and McCarthy Media Release: Get Real Scullion - The CDP is Harming, Not Helping Communities

Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion needs to face the reality that the CDP is harming, not helping communities. Minister Scullion used a report from the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) into the Community Development Programme (CDP) to justify the Government’s failed CDP Program.

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Transcript: Jenny McAllister on Public Sector Bargaining, the IPA, Hadgkiss, Scott Morrison and the Uluru Statement

Good morning, I wanted to make few remarks about Senate Estimates yesterday, and just talk a little bit about what we learned. The government’s hostility to working people, to their representatives, to their workplace conditions was all on display yesterday with the appearance of the Australian Public Service Commissioner, Mr John Lloyd.

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Dodson, McAllister and McCarthy Media Release: CDP Leaves Tropical North Out In The Cold

The Community Development Program (CDP) is failing vulnerable individuals and communities, a Senate committee has been told during a visit to Palm Island and Townsville. The Senate Finance and Public Administration Committee is conducting an inquiry into the operation of the CDP.

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Straight from the Senate - Issue 32

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Yesterday I heard from Indigenous Australians from the First Nations Workers' Alliance.

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Transcript: Jenny McAllister on ABC 24 News

I conclude two things. The first is that the government really hasn’t thought this through and when we’re in the middle of a $122 million exercise, to be doing contingency planning that commenced just a week ago, around how you might find a $122 million extra in your budget, it’s kind of terrifying. That is not how government is supposed to be run and it suggests an extremely chaotic process. 

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Media Release: ABS: Postal Survey Cannot Proceed Without Funding

The ABS today cast doubt on suggestions that the survey could proceed if the High Court decided against the Government.

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Speech on Platypus and Opera House Nets

Australia faces a huge challenge to protect our unique wildlife. An unacceptable number of our animals such as the hairy nosed wombat and the iconic koala are vulnerable, endangered or face extinction.

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Speech On The Need For Economic Leadership

Last week the Reserve Bank issued its 2017-18 corporate plan. No doubt this was marked in everyone’s calendar. It makes for interesting reading, however, because it sets out what the RBA thinks are the key risks for its monetary policy functions in the year ahead.

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