Yesterday I hosted a citizenship forum in Hurstville with Shadow Minister for Multicultural Australia and Citizenship Tony Burke MP.Read more
Today I participated in a roundtable on the future of food manufacturing in Western Sydney at Arnott’s Huntingwood factory.
Today I addressed NSW Labor state conference about the urgent need to address economic inequality.Read more
Today I visited the Zaatari Camp in the desert in northern Jordan which hosts about 80,000 Syrian Refugees.Read more
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.Read more
This week I spoke in the Senate on the Bill I have introduced to require the Productivity Commission to regularly report on inequality.Read more
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.
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more