Media releases

Hawke's 12 Problems for Christmas

December 18, 2020

Alex Hawke, Australia's first dedicated Immigration Minister in over 12 months, has a long list of issues to fix this Christmas in the immigration portfolio.

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Infrastructure Australia Highlights Post-COVID congestion risk

December 16, 2020

According the latest report from Infrastructure Australia on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Australians risk a future stuck in traffic unless the Morrison Government acts to cut congestion in our cities and suburbs. The report highlights that car dependency has increased while patronage on public transport has declined in our cities and suburbs, warning that to avoid further congestion problems on our roads "safe and trusted alternatives...

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Labor Launches Inaugural Multicultural Statement

December 03, 2020

Labor's inaugural Multicultural Statement, launched today highlights the missed opportunities that are holding back multicultural communities in Australia. Multicultural communities are being left behind by a failure to address significant job and income losses affecting culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

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Alan Tudge Busted Using Google Translate for Public Health Info

November 19, 2020

The Acting Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs, Alan Tudge has been caught out using Google Translate on important public health information on COVID-19. The Department of Home Affairs has admitted that they use Google Translate service to translate menu and navigation tiles on the COVID19 in-language website.

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Minister Dodges Online Safety Questions

November 11, 2020

More than two years after the Briggs Review recommended it, the Morrison Government has failed to introduce legislation for a new Online Safety Act. Yesterday the Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, Paul Fletcher, failed to answer the following question: Michelle Rowland: Minister, if you are so committed to introducing a new Online Safety Act to keep Australians safe, why have you failed to introduce a new Online Safety Ac...

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Edith Cowan University in Perth City Deal

September 20, 2020

A new campus for Edith Cowan University is a welcome part of the Perth City Deal. This investment comes more than two years after the Morrison Government signed the memorandum of understanding for the Perth City Deal. The campus will be built on the Perth City Link site that Federal Labor funded in response to the Global Financial Crisis.

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