Opinion Editorial: The Australian Public Service Deserves a Leader Who Respects It

The position of Merit Protection Commissioner for the Australian Public Service is not one that receives much public attention.  Despite its low profile, it plays a crucial role in ensuring integrity across the APS. It is deeply concerning that the Turnbull Government allowed the position to remain vacant for over six months.

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Meeting with Linda from Bangalow Koalas

Linda established Bangalow Koalas and is working with landholders around Bangalow to plant koala habitat. She’s an amazing example of the power of community action to support conservation on private land.

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Media Release: Government Fails to Take Action on Pay Equity

Documents tabled out of session in the Senate yesterday reveal that five years after coming to office, this Government still has no real plan to close the gender pay gap. Last year, the Senate Finance and Public Administration Committee handed down its report into gender segregation in the workplace and its impact on women’s economic equality.

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Straight from the Senate - Issue 39

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Last weekend I moved at the NSW Labor annual conference that the next Labor Government take concrete and specific actions to improve women’s economic security in retirement, including paying super on parental leave and investigating options to ‘top up’ low balance accounts.

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Grandmothers against Detention of Refugee Children

Today I met with Grandmothers against Detention of Refugee Children. The Coalition Government has shown no interest in finding resettlement options for children in detention.

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Superannuation at NSW Labor Conference 2018

Today I moved at the NSW Labor annual conference that the next Labor Government take concrete and specific actions to improve women’s economic security in retirement.

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Straight from the Senate - Issue 38

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Last week the Liberal National Conference voted to privatise the ABC. The ABC is a national institution that millions enjoy and a cornerstone of our democracy. Labor will never privatise the ABC.

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Speech on Personal Income Tax Changes

Australia has a progressive tax system. That's something that we've had since very early in our history, and it lies at the heart of our conception as an egalitarian nation.

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Labor will never privatise the ABC

Labor will never privatise the ABC. 

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Transcript: Jenny McAllister on the Gender Breakdown of the Government’s Proposed Tax Cuts

We want to see tax relief from July one this year. That is absolutely our goal and in fact under our proposal, not only would we like to see tax relief from  July one this year, we'd also like to see additional tax relief twelve months later. Almost twice as much for quite a large number of tax payers.

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