SUKKAR MUST ACT ON QUADBIKE SAFETY

By the time Australians head home from work today, as many as six people will have been to emergency departments as a result of quad bike accidents. Over 230 Australians have died in quad bike accidents since 2001, including seven this year to date, and more than 650 people are hospitalised every year following quad bike accidents. Continue reading

FEDS IN HIDING ON PROPOSED CUTS TO REMOTE TAX REBATES

The Morrison Government is in hiding over major Productivity Commission recommendations to cut tax rebates for Australians in remote areas.Last week, the Productivity Commission released its Remote Area Tax Concessions and Payments Draft Report. The report recommends major changes that would see people living in Northern Australia and other remote communities paying more in taxes. Continue reading

LABOR WELCOMES GOVERNMENT'S OPAL TOWER BUNGLE BACKDOWN

The Government’s bleakly titled ‘Treasury Amendment Laws (2019 Tax Integrity and Other Measures NO. 1) Bill 2019’ contained botched legislative work regarding the definition of ‘vacant land’, leaving the door open for Opal and Mascot Tower residents getting whacked again while overseas investors get a free pass. Continue reading

BANKING CODE OF PRACTICE WELCOMED, BUT ROYAL COMMISSION CAN’T BE IGNORED

Labor welcomes the Australian Banking Association’s (ABA) new code of practice which comes into effect today. Continue reading

LABOR STATEMENT ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT

A Shorten Labor Government will partner with local government to build better local communities and tackle some of the key challenges the sector faces. We will contribute nearly $1 billion in new funding to local government through initiatives outlined in our Local Government Plan.   Continue reading

LABOR TO IMPROVE SUPPORT FOR WOMEN ESCAPING FAMILY VIOLENCE

A Shorten Labor Government will commit $1.5 million to the Illawarra Women’s Health Centre to establish a service to support women escaping and recovering from domestic and family violence (DFV). Continue reading

LABOR BOOSTS FUNDING TO SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS ARTISANS COLLECTIVE

A Shorten Labor Government will commit $95,000 to upgrade facilities at the Old Potato Shed in Robertson to support the Southern Highlands Artisans Collective (SHAC). Continue reading

MCKENZIE NEEDS TO EXPLAIN MOBILE BLACK SPOT COVERAGE COMMITMENT

Labor calls on Bridget McKenzie to show she is not telling porkies to regional Australia about the Coalition’s regional communications policy. Continue reading

LABOR’S FAIR GO FOR THE ILLAWARRA AND SOUTH COAST

Labor’s Illawarra Team have this week launched their $1.2 billion plan to improve infrastructure and boost health and education services across the Illawarra and South Coast. Only the Labor candidates have set out a detailed plan to boost the economy, generate jobs and improve services for locals. Continue reading

LABOR WILL BUILD A STRONGER FUTURE FOR REGIONAL AUSTRALIA

A Shorten Labor Government will invest $795 million in a comprehensive Plan for Regional Development, to ensure the strength of our regions.   Continue reading