The Senate Finance and Public Administration Committee sat in Townsville yesterday to hear evidence about regional public service jobs as part of our inquiry into the move of the APVMA.
We spoke to 13 councils from across Australia, 12 more than Barnaby Joyce spoke to before deciding to move the APVMA and its 150 jobs to his own electorate during a tight election campaign.Read more
Today I chaired a Senate hearing in Townsville that heard evidence about public sector jobs in regional centres.
O'Toole and McAllister Media Release: Inquiry comes to Townsville to expose empty talk on regional jobs
A Senate hearing in Townsville today will consider cuts to public sector jobs in regional centres. The Senate Inquiry into the Operations and Effectiveness of Government Decisions on the Location of Commonwealth Departments has previously heard that the Turnbull Government wasted millions of taxpayer dollars relocating a government agency from Canberra to Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce’s electorate last year.Read more
The Budget - On Tuesday Treasurer Scott Morrison and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull professed to deliver a budget based on fairness. Sadly, there is not much that is fair about this budget.Read more
Treasurer Scott Morrison and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull professed to deliver a budget based on fairness. Sadly, there is not much that is fair about this budget.Read more
Thursday 11 May marks two years since I entered the Senate. It is a true privilege to represent you in the federal parliament.Read more
Today Labor launched its 2017 Women’s Budget Statement.Read more
Transcript: Jenny McAllister On The Budget, Education Spending, The Women's Budget Statement And Foreign Aid
Malcolm Turnbull, in this morning’s papers, has set his own test for the performance of the Government in this budget. He’s said that that test is opportunity, fairness and security. Well, from everything we know, in relation to education, this budget won’t meet that test.Read more
I caught up today with Michael Rowland from ABC News Breakfast and my colleague Tim Wilson to talk about tonight’s budget.Read more
Today I was delighted to meet with some of the television and film industry companies in Fox Studios in Sydney.