The decision to cut penalty rates for hospitality, retail and fast food workers is a devastating blow for the hundreds of thousands of low paid workers that rely on them, and was made possible because Malcolm Turnbull and his Government have been campaigning for the rates to be cut.Read more
"Today we are one step closer to achieving marriage equality in Australia."
Labor took a comprehensive plan to the election to address Australia’s energy future; with a target to achieve 50 per cent of Australia’s energy from renewable sources by 2030.
Labor’s commitment has not changed. 50 per cent is our target and we are sticking to it.Read more
It’s no wonder Australians are struggling to find work. There are 56,000 fewer full time jobs since January 2016. There are fewer full time jobs now than when Malcolm Turnbull rolled Tony Abbott as Prime Minister.
Labor welcomes the modest decrease in Australia’s unemployment rate to 5.7 per cent, but notes there are still 720,000 unemployed Australians according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures.Read more
The Turnbull Government’s incompetence has been exposed again with crossbench Senators joining Labor in opposing the Government’s unfair omnibus cuts to families, pensioners, new mums and young people.
The Turnbull Government must now drop its unfair omnibus cuts to Family Tax Benefits, paid parental leave, Newstart and the Energy Supplement that it yesterday disgracefully linked to the future of the NDIS.
Mr Turnbull, Mr Morrison and Mr Porter should take these unfair cuts out of the Parliament and out of the Budget, for good.
Christian Porter should be condemned for his shameful attempt to link the future of the National Disability Insurance Scheme with support for cruel cuts to vulnerable Australians.Read more