McAllister, Dodson, Lines and McCarthy Media Release: Labor Deeply Disappointed With Minister Scullion's Response to CDP
Labor is deeply disappointed with Minister Scullion’s response to the Senate Inquiry into the Community Development Program (CDP). Labor secured the Inquiry into the CDP in March after communities across the Northern Territory and Western Australia told us that they were trapped in a cycle of poverty, waiting on the end of a phone line for hours and then giving up, feeling hopeless and still struggling with an infuriating bureaucratic reporting process.
McAllister, Dodson, Lines and McCarthy Media Release: Senate Inquiry Calls For Overhaul of Discriminatory CDP
The Senate inquiry report released today into the fraught Community Development Program (CDP) calls for a total overhaul of the unfair CDP system.The report confirms what Labor and First Nations people, organisations and communities have been saying since the CDP was implemented in July 2015 – that the current CDP is not working.
ExxonMobil must answer to new allegations claiming it is engaging in tax avoidance and aggressive tax minimisation practices. Parliament, this week, granted the Senate Economics References Committee an extension on the Corporate Tax Avoidance Inquiry to 30 May 2018.
Dodson, McAllister and McCarthy Media Release: Get Real Scullion - The CDP is Harming, Not Helping Communities
Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion needs to face the reality that the CDP is harming, not helping communities. Minister Scullion used a report from the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) into the Community Development Programme (CDP) to justify the Government’s failed CDP Program.
Transcript: Jenny McAllister on Public Sector Bargaining, the IPA, Hadgkiss, Scott Morrison and the Uluru Statement
Good morning, I wanted to make few remarks about Senate Estimates yesterday, and just talk a little bit about what we learned. The government’s hostility to working people, to their representatives, to their workplace conditions was all on display yesterday with the appearance of the Australian Public Service Commissioner, Mr John Lloyd.
The Community Development Program (CDP) is failing vulnerable individuals and communities, a Senate committee has been told during a visit to Palm Island and Townsville. The Senate Finance and Public Administration Committee is conducting an inquiry into the operation of the CDP.
I conclude two things. The first is that the government really hasn’t thought this through and when we’re in the middle of a $122 million exercise, to be doing contingency planning that commenced just a week ago, around how you might find a $122 million extra in your budget, it’s kind of terrifying. That is not how government is supposed to be run and it suggests an extremely chaotic process.
The ABS today cast doubt on suggestions that the survey could proceed if the High Court decided against the Government.
The Senate inquiry into the Community Development Program (CDP) has heard from NGOs, community members, Indigenous leaders and employment providers that they were not consulted by the Minister for Indigenous Affair about the CDP.
All Australians are urged to check their enrolment before midnight tonight following concerning reports the AEC will not be able to complete automatic enrolments in time for the marriage equality postal survey.