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Opinion Editorial: Automation Will Embed Gender Inequality at Work - Unless We Fix It Now

9.00am | November 09, 2016

Predictions about the future tend to run to the extremes. Some people think that artificial intelligence will liberate us from work, leaving us to a life of leisure, self-driving cars, and Wi-Fi-enabled kettles. Others think robots will steal our jobs, ushering in dystopian levels of unemployment. Like all things, the reality is likely to be something in between.

Transcript: Government Scared To Talk About Its Own Corporate Tax plan, DFAT Paris junket; Census shutdown

10.45am | October 20, 2016

Well good morning everyone. Day four of the estimates week. Yesterday we were treated to the unedifying spectacle of the Finance Minister preventing the Treasury Secretary from answering basic questions about the Government’s economic policy. 

Transcript: Jenny McAllister on the Government's Corporate Tax Plan, DFAT Paris Junket and Census Shutdown

10.10am | October 20, 2016

Day four of the estimates week. Yesterday we were treated to the unedifying spectacle of the Finance Minister preventing the Treasury Secretary from answering basic questions about the Government’s economic policy.

Transcript: Jenny McAllister on Senate Estimates and Damian Mantach

3.45pm | October 19, 2016

We saw some extraordinary moments yesterday and I wanted to canvass a couple of those. The first of course was the Government claiming that it was unable to release the names of the Victorian MPs and Senators caught up in the Damian Mantach affair that of course saw an official of the Victorian Liberal Party defraud significant amounts of money from the Department of Finance and from state government departments.

Opinion Editorial: Compromise Lubricates Major Parties' Machines

9.00am | July 22, 2016

Some commentators have been quick to champion the high vote for minor parties in this year’s election as inherently good for our politics. For them, minor parties offer a more wholesome, farmers market democracy than the supermarket democracy of the major parties.

Media Release: Labor puts Pauline Hanson and One Nation Last

10.45am | June 14, 2016

Labor has confirmed that it will be putting One Nation last in every seat and every state this election. Labor has not made any preference deals with One Nation, and will put them last on every how to vote. Labor Senator Jenny McAllister said she was proud to put racism last.

McAllister and Wood Media Release: Turnbull Government Cuts to Skills and Training

3.05pm | May 16, 2016

Senator for NSW Jenny McAllister and Labor candidate Damian Wood have met with staff at Port Macquarie TAFE today to hear about the impact of the Abbott-Turnbull Government’s cuts to skills and training. The Liberals have cut $2.5 billion from skills and training over the past two years, including a $1 billion cut to apprentice programs and apprenticeship support.

Media Release: Labor’s Plan To Support Mid North Coast Classrooms

10.50am | May 16, 2016

Regional TAFEs like Port Macquarie have fewer students and less money, figures show. 

McAllister and Ketter Media Release: A Husband is Not a Retirement Plan - Report from the Economic Security for Women in Retirement Inquiry

12.00pm | April 28, 2016

The Senate Inquiry into the Economic Security of Women in Retirement has found that if action is not taken now, women currently aged 25-29 will still face a less secure retirement than men of the same age when they retire in 2055. The Inquiry’s final report has been released today and provides 19 recommendations that, if implemented, would narrow the gap between men and women’s retirement security.  

Wong and McAllister Media Release: Turnbull Chaos - No Plan for Schools, Hospitals or The Federation

3.30pm | April 27, 2016

Senior officials confirmed today that chaos and division at the heart of the Turnbull Government sabotaged outcomes from the 1 April COAG meeting and has driven a stake through the heart of Federation reform. Officials from the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and the Treasury gave evidence that Malcolm Turnbull had been contemplating a plan for double taxation for months before the meeting – but didn’t bother to tell the states and territories, or even his own department.