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Media Releases

Turnbull Slashes The Arts In MYEFO

15 December 2015

MYEFO today confirms that Malcolm Turnbull will continue the slash-and-burn approach of the Abbott Government to arts funding.

Turnbull Government Fails To Restore Funding For Frontline Family Violence Services

15 December 2015

The Turnbull Government's MYEFO confirms the Governments decision to retain cuts to legal services that help women experiencing domestic violence.

Bishop Blockbusters Come At Expense Of Australian Filmmakers

15 December 2015

When the Foreign Minister Julie Bishop announced$47.3 million of grants for Hollywood blockbusters in October, she didn't admit that this would come at the expense of Australian filmmakers.

Labor's Plan To Strengthen Accountability And Transparency Of Unions

07 December 2015

A Shorten Labor Government will deliver a package of governance changes aimed at deterring and detecting corruption in unions.

Senate Report Condemns Turnbull Government's Slush Fund For The Arts

02 December 2015


Getting rid of Senator Brandis as the Minister for the Arts was a good start, but the report today from the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee makes clear that the Prime Minister must now act to get rid of Senator Brandis's policies too.

Labor Congratulates Palaszczuk Government On Family Violence Law Reform

29 November 2015

Federal Labor has welcomed the Palaszczuk Government's decision to make non-fatal strangulation an offence, as part of Queensland's response to family and domestic violence.

Australian Citizenship Amendment (Allegiance to Australia) Bill

26 November 2015

Labor has been advised the Turnbull Government is seeking to vary amendments to the Australian Citizenship Amendment (Allegiance to Australia) Bill 2015.

Labor's Plan For Achieving Marriage Equality

20 November 2015

The difference between Labor's policy and that of the Government is stark. Labor opposes the Government's plan to hold an expensive, unnecessary and divisive plebiscite on marriage equality.

Weakening 18C and Removing Multiculturalism on the LNP's Agenda This Weekend

20 November 2015

The Liberal National Party is again seeking to weaken race hate speech protections with a motion at this weekend's Queensland LNP State Council calling on the Turnbull Government to have another crack at watering down the Racial Discrimination Act.

Too Little Too Late - Arts Slush Fund Still Bad Policy

20 November 2015

Arts Minister Mitch Fifield has today announced further changes to arts funding policy, partially redesigning the Liberal Government's ministerial arts slush fund.