It’s time to fix our hospitals.
Our community relies on local hospitals to keep us healthy and well. Our hardworking nurses and doctors do an amazing job under incredible pressure.
Unfortunately their job will get even harder. Mr Turnbull is cutting funding to every public hospital across Australia – including $160 million cut from Queensland hospitals.Read more
I don’t often agree with Senator Hanson, in fact I don’t think I’ve ever agreed with Senator Hanson about anything. We see the world through different prisms. But on two occasions in recent weeks we have been on a unity ticket.
In Senate Estimates a few weeks ago Senator Hanson made critical and somewhat insightful comments about a policy that I also have very serious concerns about. Unfortunately the policy was also once put forward by her.Read more
Australia’s economy is changing fast. As a result, the skills Australians need to get well-paid and secure jobs are changing too.
For many, these changes have not been easy. Underemployment is at record highs and unemployment is far too common – particularly among younger Australians, in the regions and for retrenched workers.
At the same time, more than one in three employers report difficulty filling jobs. It’s clear the jobs exist, we just need to ensure Australians have the skills they need to get them.
Labor will fight Malcolm Turnbull’s out-of-touch cuts to TAFE and apprentices, and ensure we have a skills and training sector that prepares Australians for quality jobs, today and into the future.Read more
At the moment I’m hearing about internet drop outs, slow speeds and frustrations dealing with broadband access. Lack of access to broadband for local homes and businesses has reached crisis point.
A moment I will never forget. I'm proud to continue to fight for our local Southside community in Canberra.
Labor has announced we will create a National Integrity Commission if elected. But we can have one sooner if Mr Turnbull and his LNP Government get on board with the idea.
Federal Labor is committed to the sustainable management of Australia’s marine resources and we are a strong defender and manager of our oceans and those who use them. Labor put the world’s largest network of marine reserves in place.
The Government’s recently released plans to wind back protections in our oceans are even worse than we feared.
Labor put the world’s largest network of marine parks in place in 2013, protecting over 2.3 million square kilometres of our oceans. It was based on the latest science and extensive community consultation.
When Tony Abbott got in to power he put these plans on hold. Now Malcolm Turnbull’s Government is directly attacking them.Read more