Speeches

The African Village, Moorooka

November 07, 2022

The aim of this unique space is for the centre to become a community hub for people of all ages, but especially young people.

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Respect at Work

October 27, 2022

Sexual harassment is by no means inevitable, and the passage of this bill will move Australia forward in our efforts to prevent workplace sexual harassment from happening in the first place.

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Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Cheaper Child Care) Bill

October 26, 2022

According to the latest ABS data, last year there were 73,000 people who wanted to work but weren't looking for work because they simply couldn't make the cost of child care work for their family budget.

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Albanese Government Budget 2022

October 26, 2022

This budget provides cost-of-living relief without adding to inflationary measures, by making child care cheaper, by cutting the cost of medicines, by expanding paid parental leave to six months, by making more affordable housing and by getting wages moving again.

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National Health Amendment (General Co-Payment) Bill 2022

September 28, 2022

We live in a very rich country, and Australians should not have to decide which family member they can afford to treat or which medication they should go without.

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Paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave

September 06, 2022

We know that there is no single answer to overcoming domestic and family violence, but we also know that family and domestic violence is preventable. We know the policy response needs to be multifaceted. It must come from strong leadership by government; from business—especially from business; from the unions who do so much to make our workplaces better; and, most importantly, from the community and from individuals.

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A BETTER FUTURE