Opinion pieces, speeches & transcripts

Unfinished Business – The Role of National Government in Shaping Our Cities

September 18, 2019

From Gough Whitlam to Anthony Albanese, modern Labor’s mission has had the state of our cities at its core. Because we have long recognised that they matter: to the functioning of our economy, and to how we live. Since 2013 and the election then of the Abbott government there’s been an important debate underway...

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Transcript: AM Agenda - Australian Infrastructure Audit 2019

August 13, 2019

"...but what we’re seeing at the moment is the state governments, particularly governments like the Andrews Government in Victoria, are doing heavy lifting while the Morrison Government has been asleep at the wheel."

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Transcript: ABC News Breakfast, Saturday 29 June

June 29, 2019

Well in the first instance, I think we need the Prime Minister to uphold his Ministerial standards of conduct. It seems to me that this is a very clear cut breach and the onus is on the Prime Minister to hold his former Minister to account and to set the standard.

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The Challenge of Refugee Policy

June 26, 2019

It’s my very great pleasure to be here in Adelaide this evening, to make my first speech as a member of the Albanese shadow ministry to the Fabians. I’m proud to be a Fabian, and to make a contribution to the important work of the Australian Fabians in building a stronger culture of progressive ideas in this country.

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Transcript: ABC News Breakfast, Saturday 1 June

June 01, 2019

...our job across the Labor team is to really take stock on how we let Labor supporters and people who depend on Labor governments down. In terms of the new team, I’m really pleased with the way Anthony Albanese has gone about the task of bringing us together. I’m really pleased to have an opportunity to be a part of that team...

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Labor’s Plans To Secure More Inclusive Education For Students With Disability

May 08, 2019

I’m delighted to be with my friends from the Tasmanian Branch of the Australian Education Union here in Launceston, with the National President Corenna Haythorpe too, at the critical decision-point for Australia, and for Australia’s schools.

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