Media Release: Government is Loose with the Truth on Drought Funding

10.00am | October 25, 2019

The Government has confirmed that on-the-ground drought assistance for farmers over the next four years is just $2.6 billion.

Transcript: Doorstop on Senate Estimates 22/10/19

1.45pm | October 22, 2019

Yesterday was the first day of estimates for the new Government. Three years, three terms in how are they going with accountability? Well not very well.

Transcript: Doorstop on Women and Retirement

10.00am | October 16, 2019

Well, everyone understands that there is a serious problem when it comes to women and retirement incomes. And yesterday, Women in Super wrote to the Treasurer asking him to make one very specific change to the Review into Retirement Incomes. They are asking that a Terms of Reference be added to specifically require the Inquiry to consider the needs of women.

Transcript: Doorstop on the Climate Emergency

9.15am | October 16, 2019

Yesterday, along with Senator Pratt I lodged a Motion for debate in the Senate, declaring that Australia has a climate emergency and the Government must act. Now, that motion reflects the motion lodged by my colleague Mark Butler over in the House of Representative and it reflects our very serious concern about the Government’s complete failure to deal in any serious way with the great challenge of climate change.

Media Release: Government Review Fails To Acknowledge Gender Gap In Retirement

2.50pm | October 14, 2019

Women in Australia currently retire with almost 50% less superannuation than men and 23% of women retire with no superannuation savings at all. Women in retirement are more likely to face poverty, housing stress and homelessness. Despite this, the Government has failed to specifically include women in the Terms of Reference of their Retirement Income Review.

Media Release: Government Turns Its Back On Regional Australians Doing It Tough

2.45pm | October 14, 2019

Today marks the beginning of Anti-Poverty Week. Reducing poverty remains a significant challenge for Australia and it is clear this government has no plan to help those left behind.

Transcript: ABC Afternoon Briefing

11.39am | June 06, 2019

Transcript of an interview on ABC Afternoon Briefing with Patricia Karvelas.

Media Release: Labor Will Support People in Financial Hardship in Western Australia

3.37pm | May 13, 2019

A Shorten Labor Government will provide $40 million over four years to emergency relief organisations across the country, including over $5 million for organisations across Western Australia. 

Media Release: Labor Will Invest $6 Million for Food Relief for Australian Families Going Hungry

4.35pm | May 08, 2019

A Shorten Labor Government will help vulnerable families who are going hungry by investing an additional $6 million to support food relief organisations.