Media releases

Vaccination Program Must Be Inclusive of All Australians

February 14, 2021

Delivering a safe, rapid and effective vaccination will be one of the greatest operational challenges ever undertaken in Australia. Clear, consistent and targeted communication will be essential to coordinate the vaccine rollout. The experience in many countries, including the UK, Europe and US, shows us that there are higher levels of vaccine hesitancy among some multicultural communities.

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Rising Concerns About Racism Requires Action

February 04, 2021

The latest Mapping Social Cohesion report by the Scanlon Foundation shows a rising concern about racism in the Australian community. 37 percent of Australian-born respondents and 59 percent of Asian-born respondents expressed concern that racism was a growing problem in Australia. Disturbingly, 22 per cent of Chinese Australian respondents reported they had experienced discrimination more often since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Funding for Anti-Racism Strategy Rejected for Five Years

February 03, 2021

Funding for a national anti-racism strategy has been rejected for five years by the Morrison Government, according to the Race Discrimination Commissioner, Mr Chin Tan. The Morrison Government just doesn't get it. Refusing to fund an anti-racism strategy is proof they aren't serious about tackling the scourge that is racism. Racism is unacceptable. Failing to act on racism is unacceptable.

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Time for an Anti-Racism Strategy

January 27, 2021

The Morrison Government continues to refuse to implement an anti-racism strategy, despite the Biden Administration signing four executive orders to tackle racial inequality. In recent weeks the Deputy Prime Minister has parroted far-right slogans and Scott Morrison has made deeply insensitive remarks to First Nations people.

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Acting Prime Minister Must Withdraw Offensive Remarks

January 12, 2021

The Acting Prime Minister, Michael McCormack's continued attempts to compare the violent attack on democracy on the US Capitol with the Black Lives Movement is offensive, wrong and must be withdrawn. The Acting Prime Minister has referred to the Black Lives Matters movement as 'race riots', demonstrating an unwillingness to understand the aims of BLM to end racially motivated violence and racial injustice.

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Fletcher Returns to Scene of the Leppington Triangle

December 18, 2020

The Morrison Government's infrastructure credibility has taken another hit today, with Paul Fletcher returning to the Urban Infrastructure and Cities portfolio just three years after he ticked off the purchase of the Leppington Triangle. Speaking at the National Press Club in September, Minister Fletcher admitted he received a briefing on the acquisition of the Leppington Triangle...

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