Better healthcare for Canberra families under a Labor government - Media Release

SENATOR KATY GALLAGHER
LABOR SENATOR FOR THE ACT

ANDREW LEIGH MP
MEMBER FOR FENNER

DAVID SMITH MP
MEMBER FOR BEAN

ALICIA PAYNE MP
MEMBER FOR CANBERRA

MADDY NORTHAM
LABOR CANDIDATE FOR THE SENATE

BETTER HEALTHCARE FOR CANBERRA FAMILIES UNDER A LABOR GOVERNMENT

Under an Albanese Labor Government, Canberra’s families will have increased access to cheaper urgent medical care that they need by providing sick or injured Canberrans a Medicare Urgent Care Clinic as an alternative option to the Emergency Department. 

Labor has committed to 50 Urgent Care Clinics across Australia and the Federal ACT Labor Team has announced that one of these clinics will be established on Canberra’s southside.

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Reconnecting Australia - Speech, Melbourne

RECONNECTING AUSTRALIA

ADDRESS TO THE CONNECTING UP CONFERENCE

MELBOURNE

THURSDAY, 12 MAY 2022

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Over the course of the last two generations, Australia has become more disconnected. We've seen a decline in the share of Australians who give money to charities. We've seen a fall off in the share of Australians who volunteer their time. There are now fewer associations per person than they were in the late 1970s, and our big mass membership organisations - whether they be Scouts, Guides, Rotary Lions, or indeed political parties - have shed members of an alarming rate. We've surveyed the number of close friends Australians had in the 1980s and done so again more recently, and those surveys show that Australians have half as many close friends as they did a generation ago. The same is true of neighbours. Australians know about half as many of their neighbours as they did in the mid-1980s - ironically, when Neighbours itself first hit the screens.

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Delivering a better future for Canberra’s vulnerable students - Media Release

CHRIS STEEL MLA
ACT MINISTER FOR SKILLS

CATHERINE KING MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT 
MEMBER FOR BALLARAT

ACT FEDERAL LABOR TEAM

DELIVERING A BETTER FUTURE FOR CANBERRA’S VULNERABLE STUDENTS

An Albanese Labor Government will invest in a Youth Foyer at the Woden CIT campus to deliver student accommodation for young people at risk of, or experiencing, homelessness.

Delivered in partnership with the ACT Government as part of the revitalisation of Woden Town Centre, this $10 million commitment by Federal Labor would provide accommodation for up to 20 young people at a time, aged between 16 and 24.

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Labor to improve mobile coverage in Jervis Bay territory - Media Release

MICHELLE ROWLAND  

SHADOW MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATIONS  

MEMBER FOR GREENWAY 

BRENDAN O’CONNOR MP 

SHADOW MINISTER FOR DEFENCE 

MEMBER FOR GORTON 

ANDREW LEIGH MP 

SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR TREASURY 

SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR CHARITIES 

MEMBER FOR FENNER 

LABOR TO IMPROVE MOBILE COVERAGE IN JERVIS BAY TERRITORY 

An Albanese Labor Government will help keep Jervis Bay connected by improving mobile phone coverage for the region. 

Mobile coverage is unreliable and at times unavailable for many residents in the Jervis Bay Territory, who face a dangerous bushfire season surrounded by the Booderee National Park with only one road in and out.

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Slice off havens to fund more services Australians rely on - Op Ed, The Canberra Times

HAVENS NO MORE

The Canberra Times, 7 May 2022

Measured by revenue, Walmart is the world's biggest company. Yet a few years ago, financial sleuths discovered that it had $76 billion in assets sitting in more than a dozen tax havens.

The kicker: Walmart had zero stores in those tax havens.

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Scott Morrison’s inertia on Covid vaccines cost Australia dearly - Op Ed, The Australian

THE COST OF AUSTRALIA’S ‘PHENOMENAL FAILURE’ ON VACCINATION

The Australian, 6 May 2022

Australians aim high. Whether it’s the quality of our beaches, the speed of our Olympic swimmers, or the talent of our novelists, we like to think that we can be the best of the world. And we often succeed.

Yet a year ago, Australia was doing the very opposite. Of all the advanced countries in the 38-member Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Australia had the lowest rate of full vaccination. This wasn’t a temporary thing. From 12 May 2021 to 26 July 2021, Australia ranked last in the OECD, underperforming countries with significantly lower levels of economic development, such as Mexico, Turkey and Portugal.

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Aussies pay more when multinationals pay less - Transcript, Press Conference

E&OE TRANSCRIPT 
PRESS CONFERENCE
PARLIAMENT HOUSE, CANBERRA
WEDNESDAY, 27 APRIL 2022

SUBJECTS: Labor’s economic plan; Budget repair; Years of waste and rorts weighing down the Morrison Government’s Budget; Labor’s Powering Australia Plan;  A second debate; Investing in the APS after years of erosion under the Morrison Government; Australia’s role in the Pacific. 

JIM CHALMERS, SHADOW TREASURER: Thanks very much everybody for being here today in Canberra. Today we release our economic plan and key elements of our budget strategy which forms such an important part of that broader economic plan. A better future relies on a better economy and a better budget, and labor will deliver all three. And this release today couldn't be better timed given we found out today that inflation in the March quarter was 5.1%. This is the highest inflation that we've had in Australia for more than 20 years. This is the highest inflation we've had in this country since the introduction of the GST. Australians are getting absolutely smashed by the rising cost of living on Scott Morrison's watch. This is Scott Morrison's triple whammy of skyrocketing cost of living, rising interest rates and falling real wages. And that's what the number was all about today.

This inflation number should be a wake up call for a government which is out of touch, out of plans and out of time. Now these inflationary pressures have been building in the economy for some time. And I know the Prime Minister wanted to wave a graph around earlier today. So have a look at this graph, which has cost of living over the last year under Scott Morrison. And what that shows is that the cost of living pressures have been building since before the war in Ukraine.

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Labor’s plan to ensure multinationals pay their fair share of tax - Media Release

JIM CHALMERS MP 
SHADOW TREASURER 
MEMBER FOR RANKIN 
 
STEPHEN JONES MP
SHADOW ASSISTANT TREASURER
SHADOW MINISTER FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES AND SUPERANNUATION
MEMBER FOR WHITLAM
 
ANDREW LEIGH MP
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR TREASURY
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR CHARITIES
MEMBER FOR FENNER
 
LABOR’S PLAN TO ENSURE MULTINATIONALS PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE OF TAX

An Albanese Labor Government will join the growing global efforts of more than 130 countries with responsible measures to ensure multinational companies pay a fairer share of tax.

Australians are paying much more tax now under this Liberal Government than the last Labor Government, while at the same time too many multinationals are avoiding their tax obligations.

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Labor will clean up Canberra’s waterways - Media Release

TERRI BUTLER MP 

SHADOW MINISTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND WATER 

SENATOR KATY GALLAGHER 

LABOR SENATOR FOR THE AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY 

ANDREW LEIGH MP 

MEMBER FOR FENNER 

ALICIA PAYNE MP 

MEMBER FOR CANBERRA 

DAVID SMITH MP 

MEMBER FOR BEAN 

LABOR WILL CLEAN UP CANBERRA’S WATERWAYS 

An Albanese Labor Government will help improve the health of Canberra’s waterways and boost resources for children learning about the importance of water quality, wetlands and biodiversity. 

The $3.225 million commitment from Labor’s $200 million Urban Rivers and Catchment Program will support the work of hundreds of volunteers across Canberra, as well as provide for local employment.

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Labor to ensure strong future for Australia’s charities - Media Release

LABOR TO ENSURE STRONG FUTURE FOR AUSTRALIA’S CHARITIES

An Albanese Labor Government will ensure a strong future for Australia’s charities by developing a sector-wide blueprint that will boost the sector’s capacity to support and reconnect our communities.

Australia’s charity and non-profit sector is eight per cent of the economy, 10 per cent of the workforce, and mobilises three million volunteers. They’re the first line of support for the most vulnerable in our communities, and have helped millions of Australians rebuild their lives after floods, fires and economic hits.

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