Media releases

Morrison's Refugee Backflip Nine Years In The Making

March 24, 2022

Labor today welcomes the Morrison Government’s nine-year belated decision to accept New Zealand’s offer to resettle 150 refugees per year from Nauru and Australia. However, Shadow Minister for Home Affairs, Senator Kristina Keneally, warned the announcement is just another pre-election promise to protect inner-city Liberal seats, and the Liberals might never actually implement the deal.

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Labor Announces Funding For Cairns Bhutanese Community

March 24, 2022

An Albanese Labor Government will deliver funding support to ensure the future of the Diwali Festival in Cairns for the next three years. Diwali is a festival of lights that is celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and some Buddhists and is a significant occasion for the Bhutanese community.

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A Better Future For South East Queenslanders Requires A Focus On Delivery - Not Just Announcements

March 21, 2022

Just before the last election, Scott Morrison announced a city deal for South East Queensland. With another election on the horizon, he's finally gotten around to actually signing it. How many more elections will it take for him to actually deliver anything?

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International Day For The Elimination Of Racial Discrimination

March 21, 2022

On the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, we must recommit to a strong belief in multiculturalism, respect for all cultures and beliefs and to stamping out racism wherever it emerges. Multiculturalism is one of Australia’s greatest ideals. No matter who you are, or where you’ve come from, everyone should be welcome in Australia. But we cannot take our multiculturalism for granted.

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Report Shows We Must Tackle Islamophobia In Australia

March 15, 2022

New research has revealed the appalling level of hate crimes experienced by Australian Muslims. The third Islamophobia in Australia report released today by Charles Sturt University cites 247 incidents in 2018 and 2019.

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 27, 2022

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day Labor honours the victims and the survivors of the atrocities of the Holocaust. We remember these horrific events to ensure they are never repeated and to prevent prejudice and hatred taking root in our society.

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