Listening to locals. Improving our community.

Hawke’s ideal still rings true

As my colleagues and I laid out in federal Labor’s 2020 Multicultural Statement, we need a renewed focus on initiatives that foster social inclusion. We must ensure existing services adequately serve diverse communities. Removing barriers to participation for culturally and linguistically diverse Australians is critical.

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Paying tribute to 7-Eleven workers

I want to pay tribute to the many brave workers who, back in 2015—with the dedicated union officials at the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association and lawyers at Maurice Blackburn, who represented them—helped expose one of Australia's biggest corporate scandals.

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Protection for casual workers

The Federal Coalition Government has exposed one million workers to the risk of being sacked without recourse in the middle of Australia's deepest recession, at a time when there are more than 100 people applying for every one job. Casual workers deserve better.

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Save Medicare scans at Box Hill Hospital

Box Hill Hospital has a new state-of-the-art MRI machine, but the Coalition Government won't give them a Medicare license for it. Help us change that.

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