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E&OE TRANSCRIPT TELEVISION INTERVIEW SKY NEWS AM AGENDA

February 16, 2016

SUBJECT/S: Labor’s plan to fund health & education – and balance the Budget; penalty Rates.

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TURNBULL USES PRODUCTIVITY COMMISSION TO ATTACK PENALTY RATES  

February 15, 2016

The Productivity Commission review has been used to attack penalty rates, just as the Abbott-Turnbull Government intended.

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ADDRESS TO THE NORTHERN TERRITORY LABOR CONFERENCE - DARWIN

February 14, 2016

It is a pleasure to be here and to address this Conference. Bill Shorten, who as we speak is addressing the NSW Labor Conference, asked me to convey his apologies and wish you the very best at this Conference. This is a big year for Labor both here and across the land.

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E&OE TRANSCRIPT DARWIN DOORSTOP INTERVIEW

February 14, 2016

I’m here of course speaking at the Labor Conference in Darwin. I’m here with the Labor candidate for Solomon, Luke Gosling, and today I’ve been announcing our policies in relation to avoiding and preventing worker exploitation – both in the Territory and across the country.

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GOVERNMENT’S UNWORKABLE PUBLIC SECTOR AGREEMENT VOTED DOWN AGAIN

February 13, 2016

With yet another “No” vote, it is clear the Government’s workplace bargaining policy remains unfair, unworkable, and ideological – it should be abandoned immediately.

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E&OE TRANSCRIPT DOORSTOP DARWIN

February 13, 2016

It’s good to be here. Can I also acknowledge the traditional owners of the land upon which we meet, and pay my respects to their elders both past and present. I acknowledge my parliamentary colleagues, Warren Snowden and Andrew Giles, and indeed also acknowledge Luke Gosling, the Labor candidate for Solomon. Because we need a change in this city, we need a change in this nation, when you have a Government in Canberra willing to aid and a...

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WE'LL PUT PEOPLE FIRST