SENATOR JENNY MCALLISTER
SHADOW CABINET SECRETARY
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER TO THE LABOR LEADER IN THE SENATE
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR COMMUNITIES AND THE PREVENTION OF FAMILY VIOLENCE
SENATOR FOR NEW SOUTH WALES
APPOINTMENT AS SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR COMMUNITIES AND THE PREVENTION OF FAMILY VIOLENCE
It’s an honour to be appointed as the Shadow Assistant Minister for Communities and the Prevention of Family Violence. I thank Anthony Albanese for this opportunity.
It’s a great privilege to be offered the chance to work in this portfolio with my friend and colleague Linda Burney.
This portfolio plays a crucial role in tackling inequality and social disadvantage. It is an area of government policy that directly impacts the lives of almost every Australian. A mark of our society is how we treat our most vulnerable.
Even before COVID-19 too many Australians found themselves facing poverty, violence and disadvantage. The pandemic has pushed even more people into difficult circumstances, and we know the challenge isn’t over yet.
Labor established the social infrastructure that protects our most vulnerable and builds and strengthens our communities. It is a legacy I will work to defend and build on.
Family and domestic violence is a national shame in Australia. I commit to being a strong advocate for women and children fleeing violence and look forward to working with the community sector that supports them.
I look forward to working with the Labor social policy team to further our work with all of the not-for profit and community organisations, staff and volunteers that deliver important services for many vulnerable Australians.
TUESDAY, 11 AUGUST 2020
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