MEDIA RELEASE: GOVERNMENT ABANDONS WOMEN ON TEMPORARY VISAS FACING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE - 23 SEPTEMBER 2020
We have known for some time that people on temporary visas in Australia who are experiencing domestic violence have insufficient access to services and support. The revelations on ABC’s 7.30 last night show just how bad this situation has become during the COVID-19 pandemic.
MEDIA RELEASE: GOVERNMENT SENATORS IGNORE EVIDENCE AND FAIL TO STAND UP FOR VULNERABLE CONSUMERS - 21 SEPTEMBER 2020
Liberal and Nationals senators today ignored substantial and compelling evidence and failed to back their own government’s legislation to provide better protection for Australians who take our small amount credit contracts and consumer leases.
Labor has today requested the Information Commissioner investigate deeply concerning reports that the personal information of more than 35,000 Australians has been scraped from social media accounts and other sources for potential use by foreign intelligence services.
MEDIA RELEASE: GOVERNMENT MAKES FRONTLINE FAMILY VIOLENCE ORGANISATIONS WAIT SIX MONTHS FOR EMERGENCY COVID-19 FUNDS - 17 SEPTEMBER 2020
Yesterday the Morrison Government finally announced how it would allocate the remaining more than half of the ‘initial’ $150 million in emergency funding it promised in March to respond to the increase in family violence during the COVID-19 pandemic.
For millions of Australians, home has been a sanctuary from the fear and threats of the outside world. But that hasn’t been the experience for all. For too many women the fear and the threats have come from inside the home.
MEDIA RELEASE: 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.
For over 2,500 days the Liberal Government has failed women.
North Coast families and the early learning sector have been left gutted by the Liberal National Government’s decision to “snap-back” to the old childcare system while the COVID-19 pandemic continues to grip our nation.