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
Yesterday Labor Leader Bill Shorten MP wrote to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull offering bipartisan support for building Australia’s clean energy future.Read more
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.”Read more
This week Senate Estimates provided further confirmation that the Government has made no attempt to analyse how their budget impacts Australian women.Read more
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.Read more
Senator Jenny McAllister met with the Coffs Harbour Neighbourhood Centre.Read more
Men and women lead very different lives. Most working men are full time. Most working women are part time. Women live longer. They spend differently. They have different investment preferences. And importantly, most women earn significantly less than most men, and they possess substantially less wealth.Read more