Tony Abbott is freezing superannuation guarantee increases. That's a broken promise that will leave people, particularly younger people, much worse off when they retire. Mr Abbott argues that the money will be in people's pockets, not locked away in super. Apart from being completely irresponsible, that argument is just not correct. For example, workers on enterprise agreements can't just make a claim for more pay, to make up for the lost super. I've moved a motion in the House to deal with this issue.Read more
A prosperous and diverse nation like ours is no place for religious vilification, Terri Butler MP has said.
“Religiously-motivated attacks and abuse are unacceptable,” Ms Butler said.
The Federal Member for Griffith, responding to reports of a number of incidents directed at members of the Islamic community on Brisbane’s South Side, said Queensland had laws against religious vilification, and that people should continue to treat each other with respect and kindness.Read more
Labor’s new national Cost of Living Committee has been launched in Hobart today.
Committee chair, the Member for Griffith and Senator Sam Dastyari said the Cost of Living committee will hear from people, charities and community organisations across the country about the rising cost of living in Australia.Read more