Media Releases


TURNBULL MUST TAKE ENERGY SUPPLEMENT CUT OUT OF THE BUDGET

September 20, 2017 3:40 PM

Today is the day that the Turnbull Government wanted to cut the Energy Supplement to pensioners, carers, people with disability and Australians on Newstart. 

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900 DAYS SINCE TURNBUL LAST LOWERED DEEMING RATES – AND PENSIONERS ARE PAYING THE PRICE

September 19, 2017 3:36 PM

It’s been more than 900 days since the Turnbull Government last lowered deeming rates, and pensioners are paying the price, with current deeming rates now significantly higher than real rates...

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LABOR TO INVEST IN OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN CANCER RESEARCH INSTITUTE

September 17, 2017 2:22 PM

A Shorten Labor Government will boost research into advanced breast cancer and brain cancer, with a $20 million investment in the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute.

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FORMER FEDERAL POLICE COMMISSIONER SAYS TURNBULL’S DRUG TESTING TRIAL WON’T WORK

September 13, 2017 12:36 PM

Former Australian Federal Police Commissioner, Mick Palmer, has criticised the Turnbull Government’s proposed drug testing trial of social security recipients, stating on radio this morning:  

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TURNBULL’S HYPOCRISY ON PENSIONS

September 11, 2017 9:40 AM

Malcolm Turnbull has shown once again to be a total hypocrite when it comes to supporting pensioners. 

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PORTER MUST INTRODUCE REDRESS LEGISLATION FOR SURVIVORS OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE

September 11, 2017 8:29 AM

The Minister for Social Services, Christian Porter must urgently introduce legislation to establish a nationally consistent redress scheme for survivors of child sexual abuse. 

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FOUR YEARS SINCE “NO CHANGE TO PENSIONS” PROMISE

September 06, 2017 3:23 PM

Today marks four years since Tony Abbott’s infamous election eve promise: 

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375,000 AUSTRALIANS TO BE HIT BY TURNBULL’S PLAN TO INCREASE PENSION AGE TO 70

September 03, 2017 7:55 AM

375,000 Australians will be hit by the Turnbull Government’s plan to increase the pension eligibility age to 70 in the first four years of the change between 2025-29. 

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EXPERTS WHO OPPOSE TURNBULL’S DRUG TESTING TRIAL

August 24, 2017 3:48 PM

Experts who oppose the Turnbull Government’s proposed drug testing trial of social security recipients: 

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NEW ANALYSIS SHOWS WHY THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD NOT CUT THE ENERGY SUPPLEMENT

August 23, 2017 3:35 PM

Research released today by the Social Policy Research Centre at the University of NSW confirms that jobseekers and families on the minimum wage are struggling to make ends meet.

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