PLIBERSEK, O'CONNOR & BUTLER - TRANSCRIPT - DOORSTOP - CANBERRA - TUESDAY, 5 DECEMBER 2017

E&OE TRANSCRIPT DOORSTOP CANBERRA TUESDAY, 5 DECEMBER 2017 SUBJECTS: Labor to Legislate for Ten Days Domestic Violence Leave. Continue reading

NEW REPORT UNDERSCORES DEVASTATING IMPACT OF TURNBULL’S POSTAL SURVEY ON LGBTI AUSTRALIANS

New figures released today underscore the devastating impact the postal survey had on the mental health of LBGTI Australians, their friends and families. Labor is deeply concerned by the results of The Australia Institute and the National LGBTI Health Alliance report. As the House of Representatives continues debate on same sex marriage, these figures are a sobering reminder of the negative impact the postal survey has had on an already vulnerable group of Australians.  Continue reading

LABOR COMMITS TO TEN DAYS DOMESTIC AND FAMILY VIOLENCE LEAVE

A Shorten Labor Government will legislate for ten days paid domestic and family violence leave in the National Employment Standards (NES). This is part of Labor’s commitment to make domestic and family violence leave a universal workplace right, to further support those in our community suffering from this scourge. In 2017 alone, 45 women have been killed through domestic violence. It is the leading cause of death, disability and illness among women aged 15 to 44 years of age. Continue reading

MARRIAGE EQUALITY PASSES THE SENATE

The passage of marriage equality legislation through the Senate marks a historic day for all of Australia. It is a great day for LGBTIQ Australians, their families, friends and all who love them. Continue reading

WOMEN’S MINISTER, MICHAELIA CASH, SUPPORTS BERNARDI’S ATTACK ON WHITE RIBBON AND REPRODUCTIVE CHOICE

  THE HON TANYA PLIBERSEK MPDEPUTY LEADER OF THE OPPOSITIONSHADOW MINISTER FOR EDUCATION AND TRAININGSHADOW MINISTER FOR WOMENMEMBER FOR SYDNEY  TERRI BUTLER MPSHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR PREVENTING FAMILY VIOLENCESHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR UNIVERSITIESSHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR EQUALITYMEMBER FOR GRIFFITH    WOMEN’S MINISTER, MICHAELIA CASH, SUPPORTS BERNARDI’S ATTACK ON WHITE RIBBON AND REPRODUCTIVE CHOICE Minister for Women, Senator Michaelia Cash, today voted for a Cory Bernardi motion designed to criticize White Ribbon for its pro-choice stance. White Ribbon is an organisation dedicated to reducing and eliminating violence against women.  Reproductive coercion is an insidious form of domestic violence. There is no reason at all why White Ribbon should not be entitled to be, and to state that it is, pro-choice. Continue reading

TURNBULL GOVERNMENT MUST URGENTLY CONSIDER FURTHER SUPPORT FOR LGBTI AUSTRALIANS IMPACTED BY POSTAL SURVEY

  THE HON JULIE COLLINS MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR AGEING AND MENTAL HEALTH MEMBER FOR FRANKLIN   TERRI BUTLER MPSHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR PREVENTING FAMILY VIOLENCESHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR UNIVERSITIESSHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR EQUALITYMEMBER FOR GRIFFITH  TURNBULL GOVERNMENT MUST URGENTLY CONSIDER FURTHER SUPPORT FOR LGBTI AUSTRALIANS IMPACTED BY POSTAL SURVEY Labor is deeply concerned by new figures revealing a surge in young people accessing mental health support services since the start of the Turnbull Government’s postal survey. The figures released by ReachOut show a 40 percent increase in young people accessing help during the divisive and unnecessary $122 million postal survey.   Continue reading

Reducing the cost of international remittances

TONY BURKE MPSHADOW MINISTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND WATERSHADOW MINISTER FOR CITIZENSHIP AND MULTICULTURAL AUSTRALIASHADOW MINISTER FOR THE ARTSMEMBER FOR WATSON   ANDREW LEIGH MPSHADOW ASSISTANT TREASURERSHADOW MINISTER FOR COMPETITION AND PRODUCTIVITYSHADOW MINISTER FOR TRADE IN SERVICESSHADOW MINISTER FOR CHARITIES AND NOT-FOR-PROFITSMEMBER FOR FENNER   TERRI BUTLER MPSHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR PREVENTING FAMILY VIOLENCESHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR UNIVERSITIESSHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR EQUALITYMEMBER FOR GRIFFITH   GRAHAM PERRETT MPMEMBER FOR MORETON  REDUCING THE COST OF INTERNATIONAL REMITTANCES In Australia, many people work long hours to send money back to family overseas. According to the World Bank, remittances to developing countries are worth half a trillion dollars annually – twice the value of foreign aid. These people deserve a safe and secure way for people to send money which doesn’t involve large portions being eaten up by fees from financial institutions.  Continue reading

ONE NATION PUTTING WOMEN AND CHILDREN’S SAFETY AT RISK

TERRI BUTLER MP SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR PREVENTING FAMILY VIOLENCE SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR UNIVERSITIES SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR EQUALITY MEMBER FOR GRIFFITH   ONE NATION PUTTING WOMEN AND CHILDREN’S SAFETY AT RISK   One Nation’s policy, announced today, to allow visitation rights to fathers regardless of an emergency protection order, puts women and children’s safety at risk.   Continue reading

Transcript - Door Stop Brisbane Sunday 8 October 2017

TERRI BUTLER MPSHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR PREVENTING FAMILY VIOLENCESHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR UNIVERSITIESSHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR EQUALITYMEMBER FOR GRIFFITH   E&OE TRANSCRIPT DOORSTOP BRISBANE SUNDAY, 8 OCTOBER 2017   SUBJECT/S: Gardasil Continue reading

PM FAILS TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ON FAMILY VIOLENCE

TERRI BUTLER MP SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR PREVENTING FAMILY VIOLENCE SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR UNIVERSITIES SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR EQUALITY MEMBER FOR GRIFFITH  PM FAILS TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ON FAMILY VIOLENCE Twelve questions regarding family violence initiatives remain unanswered by the Prime Minister, almost a year after they had been sent.  Continue reading