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Labor Will Support Australians in Financial Hardship in Banks

9.35am | April 11, 2019

Over the next four years, Labor will provide additional funding to the emergency relief organisations that work in Padstow, Revesby and Panania.

Media Release: Labor Will Support Australians In Financial Hardship In The ACT

3.25pm | April 10, 2019

A Shorten Labor Government will provide $40 million over four years to emergency relief organisations across the country.

Transcript: ABC News 24

7.45pm | April 03, 2019

Transcript from interview on ABC News 24. 

Trasncript: Doorstop Interview with Fiona Phillips

12.06pm | March 29, 2019

Transcript from a doorstop interview with Fiona Phillips, Labor Candidate for Gilmore and Andrew Leigh, Shadow Assistant Treasurer.

Media Release: Labor Will Reverse Liberal Cuts & Boost Funding to South Coast Emergency Relief Organisations

11.49am | March 29, 2019

Relief organisations support vulnerable Australians who have nowhere else to turn by providing assistance like food hampers, transport vouchers and financial assistance. The charities and not-for-profits that do this work are increasingly stretched and need more resources, which is why Labor will reverse Liberal cuts and invest $40 million into emergency relief across the country.

Media Release: Labor Will Give Australians Alternatives To Payday Loans

9.25am | March 22, 2019

A Shorten Labor Government will provide $60 million from the Banking Fairness Fund to give vulnerable Australians an alternative to dodgy payday lenders, doubling the funding for not-for-profit microfinance programs across the country.

Transcript: Doorstop Cairns March 15 2019

9.20am | March 20, 2019

The banking royal commission exposed really shocking stories about misconduct by the banks and the consequences for their customers and for the community.

Media Release: Father Bob Maguire Foundation Receives Important Boost

11.00am | March 04, 2019

A Shorten Labor Government will secure the sustainability of the Father Bob Maguire Foundation over the next four years with a $200,000 funding boost.

Media Release: More Cosy Relationships Between Liberals and their Mates

10.25am | February 27, 2019

Senate Estimates has revealed more cosy relationships between the Liberal party and their mates.

Media Release: Senate Inquiry Calls Out Government Inaction on Payday Loans, Consumer Leases and Debt Vultures

10.20am | February 27, 2019

The Senate Committee’s report into Credit and financial services targeted at Australians at risk of financial urges the government to end years of inaction and legislate to protect consumers from being exploited by financial service providers.