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ADDRESS TO THE BTLC LABOUR DAY DINNER - BALLARAT

February 27, 2016

I acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which we meet. I pay my respects to their Elders both past and present. I also acknowledge my parliamentary colleague, the Shadow Minister for Health and most importantly here, the Member for Ballarat Catherine King. As you would all know, Catherine has not only done an amazing job representing the people of Ballarat, but also taking the fight up to the Government as they attack and underm...

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LABOR TO INTRODUCE BILL TO PROTECT AUSTRALIAN WORKERS

February 26, 2016

Malcolm Turnbull talks about better conditions for workers – but as with everything else, he says one thing and does something completely different.

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E&OE TRANSCRIPT DOORSTOP CANBERRA THURSDAY, 25 FEBRUARY 2015

February 26, 2016

E&OE TRANSCRIPT DOORSTOP CANBERRA THURSDAY, 25 FEBRUARY 2015 SUBJECT/S: Labor’s Private Member’s Bill to crack down on Worker Exploitation.   

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E&OE TRANSCRIPT DOORSTOP CANBERRA

February 25, 2016

E&OE TRANSCRIPT DOORSTOP CANBERRA WEDNESDAY, 24 FEBRUARY 2016 SUBJECT/S: The Government’s unworkable public sector bargaining framework; MV Portland.

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WAGES GROWTH LOWEST ON ABS RECORD

February 25, 2016

The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures released today show that wage growth through 2015 is the lowest on record since the ABS first published the data in 1998.

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ABBOTT-TURNBULL GOVERNMENT FAILS TO RESPOND TO GRAVE ASBESTOS WORKPLACE THREATS  

February 16, 2016

The Abbott-Turnbull Government must respond to revelations of increasing rates of illegal asbestos contamination on Australian building sites.

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WE'LL PUT PEOPLE FIRST