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Media Release: What went wrong in SA? Senators to ask the energy questions the government won't

2.00pm | February 19, 2017

Key industry players will give evidence about the recent turmoil in South Australian energy at an Adelaide hearing on Monday for the Select Inquiry into Energy Resilience in a Warming World.

Butler, McAllister and Urquhart Media Release: Government's Lies on Renewables Exposed Again

8.00am | February 11, 2017

Minister Frydenberg has been left exposed and the government's assault on renewables in tatters after testimony by the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) before the Senate Select Committee on the Resilience of Electricity Infrastructure in a Warming World.

Media Release: Greens On Both Sides Of The Murray Darling Basin

10.30am | December 02, 2016

This week marks the four year anniversary of the Greens voting for a motion to disallow the Murray Darling Basin Plan, in a political marriage of convenience with Bob Katter. In 2012 Senator Hanson-Young described the Plan as a ‘dud’ but voted in support of it this week. 

Media Release: Gender Pay Gap

6.10pm | November 16, 2016

Today's release by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency of Australia's Gender Equality Scorecard has highlighted the persistent and enduring gap between men and women’s wages and confirms that Australia’s workforce is as gender segregated as it was twenty years ago.

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.