Straight from the Senate - Issue 27

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Yesterday I hosted a citizenship forum in Hurstville with Shadow Minister for Multicultural Australia and Citizenship Tony Burke MP.

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Food Manufacturing in Western Sydney

Today I participated in a roundtable on the future of food manufacturing in Western Sydney at Arnott’s Huntingwood factory.

 

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Tackling Inequality at NSW Labor Conference

Today I addressed NSW Labor state conference about the urgent need to address economic inequality.

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Zaatari Refugee Camp in northern Jordan

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

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Straight from the Senate - Issue 26

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I spoke with David Lipson on Lateline about the Turnbull Government’s changes that began this weekend. The Coalition is cutting taxes for Australia’s wealthiest citizens, while cutting the wages of some of our lowest paid workers.

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Straight from the Senate - Issue 25

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This week I spoke in the Senate on the Bill I have introduced to require the Productivity Commission to regularly report on inequality.

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Speech in Parliament on the Productivity Commission Amendment (Reducing Inequality) Bill

I rise to speak on the Productivity Commission Amendment (Reducing Inequality) Bill 2017. This Bill places inequality firmly on the agenda of one of our country’s most influential economic policy institutions.

 

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Straight from the Senate - Issue 24

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The Coalition is recklessly indifferent to the crisis in the energy market. Labor has committed to give full and fair consideration to the findings of the Finkel Review

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Transcript: Sky News talking Inequality

The advice that we’re getting, is that more equal societies are likely to grow more quickly... this issue of inequality. I think it is one of the defining differences between the Labor Party and the Coalition parties at this point in time. We see the Coalition parties consistently putting forward policies that advantage only the wealthy, or punish only working and middle class Australians. 

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Bowen and McAllister Media Release: Inequality Belongs on the Productivity Commission's Agenda

14 June 2017: Federal Labor will introduce a Bill today to require the Productivity Commission to consider inequality in its work.

The Bill will be introduced by Senator Jenny McAllister and builds on a proposal by Chris Bowen that the Productivity Commission regularly report on how we are tracking as a nation in improving equality of opportunity and social mobility.

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