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STATEMENT ON MICHAEL LAWLER'S RESIGNATION

March 04, 2016

Labor welcomes the resignation of Vice President of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) Michael Lawler, and calls on the Government to immediately release the review into Mr Lawler’s conduct, undertaken by former Federal Court Judge the Hon Peter Heerey AM QC.

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 APPOINTMENT AS SHADOW SPECIAL MINISTER OF STATE ​

March 02, 2016

It’s an honour to be appointed as Shadow Special Minister of State, adding to my current role as Shadow Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations.

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PM’S DEPARTMENT VOTES DOWN HIS UNFAIR OFFER

February 29, 2016

Prime Minister Turnbull’s own Department, the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, has left him red-faced, voting “No” to his unfair offer.

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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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