Istanbul Terror Attack

Labor utterly condemns the barbarous and deadly attack on the Reina Nightclub in Turkey. 

 

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Community groups united against 18C

News today that ethnic community groups around the nation have mobilised in opposition to the Turnbull government’s attack on protections against racial hate speech should surprise no-one – except perhaps Mr Turnbull himself.

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Bell group - what did Porter know?

Christian Porter’s late confession that he knew far more about the Bell Group saga than originally disclosed – delivered just days before Christmas – raises serious questions about the depth of his involvement in this sordid affair.

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MYEFO confirms: Labor's policy is the only path to marriage equality

Today, just days after Malcolm Turnbull declared the wasteful, hurtful $300 million plebiscite on marriage equality is still the Government’s policy, it has been killed off in MYEFO.

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Brandis refuses to rule out taking London posting

This afternoon, under questioning from Labor senators at a hearing of the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee, George Brandis was given the opportunity to rule out taking a diplomatic or judicial posting before the expiry of his current term in the Senate.

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Turnbull ignores calls for Family Court reform

The Turnbull Government continues to ignore calls from experts such as the Productivity Commission and leaders such as Rosie Batty to prevent domestic violence victims being cross-examined in court by their abusers.

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Labor will support Australian stories and Australian jobs

A Shorten Labor Government will support our local publishing industry, and ensure authors can keep telling the Australian stories we love so dearly, by maintaining restrictions against imports of foreign copies of books that are published in Australia.

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PM and Premiers must act on redress at COAG

Malcolm Turnbull and the State Premiers must act to establish a National Redress Scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse at today’s COAG meeting in Canberra.

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Brandis's claims of ignorance on Bell stretch credibility

It has been confirmed today that Senator Brandis’s own office sought a briefing on the matter of the Bell Group liquidation as far back as mid-2015 - making the Attorney-General’s claims that he knew nothing of the matter until March 2016 utterly unbelievable.

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Another parliamentary year ends without privacy alerts

Today Australians were on the brink of finally being given a basic privacy protection which they have waited three years for, but the Government has squibbed it yet again.

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