Tanya Plibersek

Tampon tax axed: Bill to remove the $30million GST from feminine hygiene products passes the Senate

• <b>Labor, the Greens and crossbenchers are set to vote on removing the tampon tax</b>• <b><br>Even if the draft laws pass the Senate the bill is unlikely to pass the</b> …

Scott Morrison

Liberal Party council votes to sell off the ABC and move Australian embassy to Jerusalem

“High sentimentality is no justification for preserving the status quo,” Mr Collier told the meeting, which included cabinet ministers, Liberal state …

Bill Shorten

Bigger tax cuts, Labor

Labor are promising bigger tax cuts and more focus on women's issues

Domestic Violence

NSW passes law to establish abortion safe zones

New South Wales has passed a law making it illegal to harass women entering abortion clinics, after several hours of debate late on Thursday night.<p>The bill, which had previously passed through the parliament’s upper house, establishes 150-metre “safe access zones” around abortion clinics and …

World News

Katy Gallagher says she will run for Senate spot again

Labor’s Katy Gallagher has declared she is ready to return to the Senate, ruling out a shift to the lower house.<p>Gallagher, who was declared ineligible to have been elected in May, when the high court found she had not done enough to renounce British citizenship before her election, had been tipped …

Australian Labor Party

Labor names business chiefs Jennifer Westacott and James Pearson to TAFE review

Labor has asked business representatives Jennifer Westacott and James Pearson to help shape its review of post-secondary education, set to consider …

Australian Labor Party

Post Budget Forum

The 2018 Federal Budget was a chance for Malcolm Turnbull to set out his priorities for the nation.<p>But it’s an unfair Budget. Malcolm Turnbull has …

Australian Labor Party

Plibersek questions why Senator Cash is fighting subpoena

Deputy Opposition Leader Tanya Plibersek has expressed her incredulity at the government's 'fixation' on the Australian Worker's Union donation to …

Australian News

Super Saturday 'deliberately designed' to disadvantage Labor: Plibersek

Voters in five federal seats will likely go to by-elections on July 28 to avoid school holidays and await new rules for candidates. However, Labor …

Australian News

By-election date likely to be 28th of July

Voters in five federal seats will likely go to by-elections on July 28, on the advice of the Australian Electoral Commission. Opposition frontbencher …

Australian News

PM intervenes to stave off challenge to Sudmalis

Gilmore challengers urged to drop preselection bids; two pull out of race.

Australian Labor Party

Plibersek ‘sorry’ for by-election

Plibersek apologises for Labor's role in Braddon by-election

Australian Labor Party

What Tanya Plibersek Learnt from the Warlpiri People of Central Australia

<b>The Federal Deputy Opposition leader - Tanya Plibersek… visited the remote Aboriginal Community of Yuendumu 300kms north-west of Alice Springs late</b> …


Yuendumu's new higher learning centre aims to improve English and Warlpiri literacy rates

Barbara Martin could be enjoying her retirement — she's certainly earned it after working for 30 years as a school teacher in the remote Central …

Australian Labor Party

We are very sorry: Plibersek

Deputy Labor Leader Tanya Plibersek has apologised for the inconvenience that the resignations of three Labor MPs has caused. Ms Plibersek told Sky …

Great Britain

2018 Women's Budget Statement

Women’s rights and wellbeing haven’t advanced over the last five budgets because there has been no concerted effort from this Government to deliver …

Australian Labor Party

Budget 2018

Former Treasury economist Chris Richardson of Deloitte Access Economics said it's "aimed at the heartland of low to middle income earners where a …

Australian News

Government's budget ‘built on wrong priorities’: Plibersek

Deputy Opposition Leader Tanya Plibersek has criticised the government’s budget for ‘being built on wrong priorities’ and for hurting ordinary …

Australian News

Labor leaders urge PM to drop tampon tax

Labor premiers and leaders have signed a statement urging Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to drop GST on women's sanitary products in Tuesday's …


Government has turned its back on first Gonski report: Plibersek

The government has turned its back on the recommendations made in the first Gonski review of school funding, according to Deputy Labor leader Tanya …

Australian News

Coalition is just reheating Labor's education reforms: Plibersek

Shadow Education Minister Tanya Plibersek has accused the federal government of simply revisiting Labor's work on improving student education. The …


Foley reveals Powerhouse policy as government is left red-faced

Mr Mason-Cox, who is also a vocal opponent of the government’s stadiums policy, said the state government had developed a “perverse culture of …


Jill Wran 'crushed' by plans to relocate the Powerhouse Museum

''Visiting blockbusters could also be scheduled so whether they are coming to Sydney, Melbourne or Darwin they could be scheduled so they include a …

Australian Labor Party

China eyes Vanuatu military base in plan with global ramifications

Beijing has been showering Vanuatu, which has a population of about 270,000, with hundreds of millions of dollars in development money and last week …


Frantic battle under way to save the Powerhouse

The museum's planned shutdown has been declared an act of cultural vandalism by the upper house parliamentary inquiry that is investigating the …

Australian Labor Party

We shouldn't dwell on the past, says Tony Abbott

Malcolm Turnbull looks set to face the frustration of 30 consecutive losses to Labor when the latest Newspoll is published, but Tony Abbott insists …


Spending billions on a coal plant in place of renewables is 'nuts': Plibersek

Deputy Labor leader Tanya Plibersek has criticised a proposal by the Monash Forum — a group of Coalition backbenchers pushing for a $4 billion …

Fossil Fuels

An idea quickly agreed to: Julia Gillard's next move

The institute’s concept note says the job of attaining equality for women is far from done, pointing to global data that show women make up only 23 …

Australian Labor Party

Educational inequality widening Australia’s rich-poor gap, report finds

Educational inequality has cost the Australian economy more than $20bn, as well as contributing to the widening gap between rich and poor, new research has found.<p>The report from the Public Education Foundation found that students at the bottom of Australia’s schooling system were falling further …

Australian Labor Party

Barnaby Joyce's push for Armidale relocation of pesticides regulator sees staff exodus

The government agency Barnaby Joyce pushed from Canberra into his own electorate has lost more than half of its workforce in under two years, new …

Australian Labor Party