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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Straight from the Senate - Issue 23

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Yesterday Labor Leader Bill Shorten MP wrote to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull offering bipartisan support for building Australia’s clean energy future.

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Media Release: Girls Just Wanna Have ... A Plan For Pay Equity

A Senate Committee is calling for a target to close the gender pay gap. Chair of the Committee Senator Jenny McAllister said “It is time to do more than just measure the gender pay gap. It is time to take action.” 

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Straight from the Senate - Issue 22

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This week Senate Estimates provided further confirmation that the Government has made no attempt to analyse how their budget impacts Australian women.

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Women's Organisations on the NSW North Coast

Senator Jenny McAllister met with women's organisation on the NSW North Coast to talk about the practical steps we can take to close the gender pay gap. 

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Coffs Harbour Neighbourhood Centre

Senator Jenny McAllister met with the Coffs Harbour Neighbourhood Centre.

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