WORLD ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS DAY

On World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) Labor reaffirms our commitment to the rights of older people to live with dignity, free from all forms of abuse. Continue reading

STATE GOVERNMENTS BANNED FROM SENATE’S SCHOOLS FUNDING INQUIRY

Today unions, school representatives and parents will use the first Senate Inquiry Hearing into the Turnbull Government’s schools plan, to highlight the impact that the Turnbull Government’s cuts to school funding will have on students, teachers and parents. Continue reading

ONE MONTH UNTIL PENALTY RATES ARE CUT

Today marks one month until 700,000 of Australia’s lowest paid workers who work in hospitality, retail and pharmacy will have their penalty rates cut Continue reading

WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION ADOPTS CLEAR ACTION ON DEMENTIA

Labor welcomes the adoption of the Global Action Plan on the Public Health Response to Dementia 2017-2025 overnight at the Seventieth World Health Assembly in Geneva. Continue reading

BASS CAN'T AFFORD TO KEEP KICKING THE CAN ON THE TAMAR RIVER

Malcolm Turnbull’s 2017 Federal Budget was a massive disappointment for the people of Bass and a healthy Tamar River. Continue reading

TRIBUTE TO DAVID LLEWELLYN

Today I pay tribute to the political career of The Honourable David Llewellyn, my long serving colleague, who has announced his retirement. Continue reading

POLICY FREE ZONE LEAVES OLDER AUSTRALIANS BEHIND

The Turnbull Government has missed a crucial opportunity to address the challenges of an ageing population – instead backing big business and the well-off.   Continue reading

SENATE INQUIRY WILL HOLD TASMANIAN LIBERALS TO ACCOUNT

Tomorrow’s Senate Inquiry hearing at the Tamar Valley Centre in Launceston will hear statements from members of the community who will reinforce what a disaster Malcolm Turnbull’s bungled robo-debt system has been for vulnerable Tasmanians. Continue reading

LIBERAL SENATOR’S FAIL TO BACK TAFE, YOUNG TASMANIANS AND THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY

Mr Turnbull visited Launceston on Thursday but had nothing to say about how his Liberal Government is undermining TasTafe and recklessly impeding jobs in Tasmania. Continue reading

TECHNOLOGY SECTOR BACKS TAFE: WHY WON’T THE TURNBULL GOVERNMENT?

The Shadow Minister for the Digital Economy, Ed Husic was in Hobart today with Senator Helen Polley to speak to the IT sector about how Turnbull Government cuts to TAFE impact on local jobs. Continue reading