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Media Release: Nationals No Talk and No Action on Decentralisation

9.00am | May 20, 2017

The Senate Finance and Public Administration Committee sat in Townsville yesterday to hear evidence about regional public service jobs as part of our inquiry into the move of the APVMA.

We spoke to 13 councils from across Australia, 12 more than Barnaby Joyce spoke to before deciding to move the APVMA and its 150 jobs to his own electorate during a tight election campaign. 

O'Toole and McAllister Media Release: Inquiry comes to Townsville to expose empty talk on regional jobs

9.30am | May 19, 2017

A Senate hearing in Townsville today will consider cuts to public sector jobs in regional centres. The Senate Inquiry into the Operations and Effectiveness of Government Decisions on the Location of Commonwealth Departments has previously heard that the Turnbull Government wasted millions of taxpayer dollars relocating a government agency from Canberra to Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce’s electorate last year.

Transcript: Jenny McAllister On The Budget, Education Spending, The Women's Budget Statement And Foreign Aid

8.30am | May 09, 2017

Malcolm Turnbull, in this morning’s papers, has set his own test for the performance of the Government in this budget. He’s said that that test is opportunity, fairness and security. Well, from everything we know, in relation to education, this budget won’t meet that test. 

Transcript: Jenny McAllister On ABC Radio RN Breakfast On Gender Segregation

8.00am | April 26, 2017

FRAN KELLY: Australia has one of the most gender segregated workplaces in the world. This is according to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, and there been almost no progress on this front made in the last twenty years. 

Ketter and McAllister Media Release: Government Lagging Behind on Climate Change. Again.

5.30pm | April 21, 2017

The government’s refusal to take climate change seriously is leaving it increasingly isolated and exposed. Today, a Senate committee has sided with investors in their calls for guidance for Australian firms on disclosure of carbon risk.

Media Release: The Evidence Is In - Government's Energy Inaction Is Hurting The Sector

5.45pm | April 10, 2017

After holding hearings across the country and considering close to sixty written submissions, the Senate Select Committee into the Resilience of Energy Infrastructure in a Warming World concluded its inquiry on Friday. 

McAllister and Moore Media Release: Women At Work Overlooked Again - This Time By Government

5.00pm | April 10, 2017

A lack of leadership from Government is hindering progress on pay equity, a Senate Inquiry heard today. The inquiry into gender segregation in the workplace and its impact on women's economic equality heard evidence from key unions and employer organisations including the Australian Council of Trade Unions, National Foundation for Australian Women, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Australian Services Union. 

Opinion Piece: Forget Glass Ceilings, We Need To Smash Glass Walls

4.00pm | April 10, 2017

If you were a woman working in Australia in the 1960s, you earned 25 percent less than a man. It wasn't just discrimination -- it was the law. A lot has changed since then. 

Transcript: Jenny McAllister on the NBN, the minimum wage, rising inequality and company tax

8.15am | March 29, 2017

I wanted to make a few remarks about the report that was handed down yesterday by the Privileges Committee in the Senate. The report has found that in executing raids, during an election, in the offices of a sitting Senator, Senator Conroy, to recover documents in relation to the NBN, there was improper interference in the functions of the Parliament. 

McCarthy, Dodson, McAllister and Snowden: Labor Secures Inquiry into Fraught Community Development Program

10.30am | March 23, 2017

Labor has called for a Senate inquiry into the fraught Community Development Program, with the support of the Greens. Communities across the Northern Territory and Western Australia have consistently told us that this system leaves people in more debt, without food to feed their families, in rental arrears and feeling hopeless, struggling with an infuriating bureaucratic reporting process.