University of Sydney Vice-Chancellor is Right to Condemn Contempt for Women

THE HON TANYA PLIBERSEK MP
DEPUTY LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION

SHADOW MINISTER FOR EDUCATION
SHADOW MINISTER FOR WOMEN
MEMBER FOR SYDNEY

TERRI BUTLER MP
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR PREVENTING FAMILY VIOLENCE
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR UNIVERSITIES
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR EQUALITY
MEMBER FOR GRIFFITH

UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY VICE-CHANCELLOR IS RIGHT TO CONDEMN CONTEMPT FOR WOMEN

Labor commends the University of Sydney Vice-Chancellor, Michael Spence, for his leadership in response to material on Facebook, originating from residents at St Paul’s College, displaying contempt for women.

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My co-written essay on tax and inequality

The Fabians have published an essay that I co-wrote with Andrew Giles MP, Tax Settings and Inequality.

"As the dust begins to settle around what's left of the Turnbull government’s “Enterprise Tax Plan,” our nation needs a completely different conversation about taxation policy.

The decisions to be made about taxation - such as how much is to be raised, and by what means - affect much more than just finding the revenue to secure the provision of necessary services.

They are decisions about, and determined by, how we see ourselves, and one another. Decisions about taxation are decisions about the sort of future we, as Australians, see for our nation, and for ourselves.

Today, Australians are experiencing record levels of inequality. Unchecked, this will get worse, separating the experiences and opportunities of Australians, dampening all of our prospects.

We are on course for a future which promises a new Gilded Age for a lucky few, at the expense of confined and insecure lives for the many."

The Fabian Society has made the the full essay available for download here

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Malcolm Turnbull's Uni Funding Cuts Will Hit Regional Universities

Malcolm Turnbull’s cuts to universities, of $3.8 billion over four years, will hit regional universities hard.

“Today I met with the Vice-Chancellor of Charles Sturt University (CSU), Professor Andrew Vann, to discuss  the impact of the budget cuts and the Vice-Chancellor’s public comments, made yesterday,” Terri Butler said.

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We need to do something right now about inequality

I spoke about the cuts in the Turnbull Government's 2017 Budget.

 

Read the speech below.

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It is reckless and wrong to cut funding to schools

I spoke about the Turnbull Government's plans to rip $22 billion out of our schools.

 

 

You can find my speech below.

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Labor will crack down on dodgy company directors

A Shorten Labor Government will act to protect employees and small businesses from dodgy phoenix activity through a package of reforms.

Labor will crack down on dodgy directors who engage in ‘phoenix activity’, where they deliberately burn companies in an attempt to avoid their obligations to employees, government and honest businesses

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Westpac 2017 Community Grants

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Westpac Foundation Community Grants

200 Westpac Foundation Community Grants, worth $10,000 each, will be awarded to local, grassroots not-for-profit organisations with big (or small) ideas that are providing educational opportunities, employment pathways or improvements in the quality of life of disadvantaged Australians in our local communities. 

In addition to the financial support the grant provides, Westpac is also committed to providing a range of non-financial support services to help maximise the social impact and sustainability of our grant recipients. Based on the needs of individual grant recipients, we will also be seeking to make connections between their organisation and local Westpac Ambassadors who will help open doors to a range of skilled volunteering, mentoring and networking opportunities across the Westpac Group.

More information about the Community Grants program, including information on the eligibility criteria and previous grant recipients, is available at: www.westpac.com.au/grants.

Please contact bgale@westpac.com.au or by phone on (02) 8253 4159 if you have any questions or require further information.  

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IDAHOBIT - What Have We Achieved?

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT) is an important day to draw attention to the discrimination and violence that many LGBTI people still face.

 

It is also an opportunity to reflect on what we have achieved to promote equality and inclusiveness.

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I'm hosting a bipartisan event on Venture Capital

I am a co-convener of a Parliamentary group on innovation and enterprise. It's a bipartisan group. This June we're hosting an event to launch The Venture Capital Effect: a report on the industry's impact on the economy.

AVCAL has produced a comprehensive report on the evolving Venture Capital industry in Australia. This report looks at its beginnings, its benefits, and the future of this important industry as a supporter of innovation and growth across our economy.

Launching the report will be Senator the Hon Arthur Sinodinos AO, Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, and the Hon Ed Husic MP, Shadow Minister for Employment Services, Workforce Participation and Future of Work, and Shadow Minister for the Digital Economy. The Report will be presented by AVCAL CEO Yasser El-Ansary.

Find out more and reserve tickets here. There's no charge, and it's open to the public, but it's in Canberra and places are limited.

 


We want a fair deal for our community when Bulimba Barracks is sold

The Turnbull government is pushing ahead with its sale of the Bulimba Barracks on the open market. The state of Queensland offered market value but the Turnbull government seems to be relying on an outdated valuation from before the Master Plan process was completed and before the Master Plan was given statutory effect.

Our community deserves to be guaranteed that the Turnbull government will do everything it can, as the seller, to make sure developers understand the Master Plan, and to make sure that plan is respected. Sign the petition



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