ADDRESS TO THE FINANCE SECTOR UNION NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Thank to Julia Angrisano for the opportunity to address your conference today and congratulations to the FSU on 100 years. It’s so good to be among friends with the shared values of fairness, respect, equality and helping each other out when times are tough and who understand that being a trade union member is about helping to build a better life for you and your family, your colleagues, and your community. Continue reading

MORRISON MUST PROVIDE CERTAINTY ON SUPERANNUATION

This morning, Shadow Assistant Treasurer Stephen Jones called on Scott Morrison to end the white anting of Australia’s superannuation system and provide certainty for Australians retirement savings. Continue reading

LABOR WELCOMES MANDATORY QUADBIKE SAFETY STANDARDS

Labor welcomes the news that the Government is acting on quad bike safety standards.The implementation of the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission’s recommendations for mandatory new safety standards in Australian Consumer Law will save lives. Continue reading

LABOR CALLS FOR ACCC STUDY INTO VISA PRIVATISATION

Labor is calling for an Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) study into the Morrison Government’s plan to privatise Australia’s visa processing system. Continue reading

WINDING BACK THE LEGISLATED SUPER GUARANTEE IS A WAGE CUT IN DISGUISE

The Superannuation Guarantee is about ensuring that every Australian retires with dignity and independence. The solution to record low interest rates, record household debt and historically stagnant wage growth is not to rob almost 13 million Australians of the super increases they need, deserve and have been promised. Continue reading