Member for Isaacs

Media Releases

New supports for victim-survivors of modern-day slavery in Australia

03 December 2023

The Albanese Labor Government is reaffirming its commitment to eliminate modern-day slavery with the announcement of $12.1 million in funding over five years for the new Forced Marriage Specialist Support Program, and $2.2 million in further funding to extend the Speak Now project.

Tabling of the INSLM’s Review into the operation and effectiveness of the National Security Information Act

01 December 2023

The report by the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor (INSLM), Mr Grant Donaldson SC, on the operation and effectiveness of the National Security Information (Criminal and Civil Proceedings) Act 2004 (NSI Act) has been tabled in Federal Parliament.

Strengthening Australia's Digital ID System

01 December 2023

The Albanese Government has introduced new legislation in the Senate today to strengthen and expand Australia’s Digital ID System.

Establishing Australia’s first Anti-Slavery Commissioner

30 November 2023

Today I introduced a Bill to establish Australia’s first federal Anti-Slavery Commissioner.

Appointment of the Disability Discrimination Commissioner

28 November 2023

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Rosemary Kayess as Australia’s next Disability Discrimination Commissioner.

Albanese Government to outlaw Nazi salute and hate symbols

28 November 2023

The Albanese Government will ban the public display of the Nazi salute, making clear there is no place in Australia for those who seek to glorify hatred.

$255M Boost to Operation AEGIS and Law Enforcement to Keep Australians Safe

27 November 2023

The Albanese Labor Government is providing our agencies with the resources they need to ensure the safety of the community following the High Court’s decision in NZYQ v Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs & Anor.

Freedom of Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner appointments

27 November 2023

The Albanese Government has today delivered on our election commitment to fully restore the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) with the appointment of standalone Privacy and Freedom of Information (FOI) Commissioners.

Albanese Government to improve reporting on intimate partner homicide

25 November 2023

The Albanese Labor Government is committed to progressing our shared ambition to end violence against women and children in Australia in one generation. One life lost to intimate partner homicide is too many

Outcomes of the Ministerial Forum on Child Safety

24 November 2023

Today I chaired a Ministerial Forum on Child Safety, bringing together Commonwealth, state and territory ministers to discuss national reforms to prevent child sexual abuse in Australia.