People with Disabilities

by Bill Shorten, Shadow Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Shadow Minister for Government Services  In August 2020, one of Melbourne’s luxe bayside suburbs, Albert Park, was the site of a terrible and sad tale. In the middle of the city’s second hard lockdown, the residents of a privateRead More →

JobKeeper Rorts Bill Shorten

by Bill Shorten, Shadow Minister for Government Services & the National Disability Insurance Scheme For Australian taxpayers the JobKeeper profiteering rorts are an ongoing disgrace. JobKeeper payments were meant to apply to businesses that suffered a slump and give them a revenue lifeline to keep trading and keep Australians employed.Read More →

Science Week 2021 - Aus needs independent Science advice

by Senator Kim Carr This is Science Week, when Australia celebrates the work and achievements of its scientists. The Morrison Government’s preparation for Science Week, however, was to deny Parliament access to independent scientific advice and support. Last week – the same week that the IPCC delivered a dire healthRead More →

India education crisis

There’s an unfolding education crisis in India, as the pandemic highlights the inequalities faced by students, teachers and families trying to learn online  By Dr Amanda Gilbertson, Joyeeta Dey, Dr Andrew Deuchar, and Professor Nathan Grills, University of Melbourne As India continues to struggle with the catastrophic health impacts ofRead More →

Catherine King Minerals are part of the solution

by Catherine King, member for Brand In the 1890s, following the sudden death of his wife, my great-great-grandfather Eli Pizer packed up four of children and his life in Melbourne to join the luck of the gold rush in Kalgoorlie. Eli Pizer wasn’t a miner but he started a hansomRead More →