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Strengthening Quality and Integrity in our VET sector

Today I rise to speak on the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Amendment (Strengthening Quality and Integrity in Vocational Education and Training No. 1)...
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Science meets Parliament

This week Science Met Parliament! And I absolutely loved being met, by some brilliant women scientists. Did you know only 15% of people in STEM...
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Super on Paid Parental Leave

In 2011, Labor made paid parental leave a reality, but super wasn't part of the deal until now. Our government will proudly extend this legacy...
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Paid Parental Leave Amendment

I rise to speak on the Paid Parental Leave Amendment (More Support for Working Families) Bill 2023, a bill that meets the needs of Australian...
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Closing the Loopholes

I, too, rise to speak on the Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes No. 2) Bill 2023. Last year we voted to make wage theft...
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Statements by Senator – Medicare

Last week we celebrated 40 years of the little green card that resides in wallets across the country: 40 years of Medicare, a true Labor...
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Medicare Urgent Care Clinic opens in inner Melbourne

The Albanese Government is delivering on its commitment and making it easier for Victorians to get the care they need by opening the Inner Melbourne...
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Women in sport

In 2023, women's sport took Australia by storm. The Matildas made history, leaving all of Australia on the edge of our seats. Their clash against...
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Jenny Macklin and Women’s Economic Security

Last week, I had the great privilege of hosting a conversation with the Hon. Jenny Macklin, a name that will be familiar to many in...
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Opening Melbourne’s new Medicare Urgent Care Clinic

ANDREW COHEN, CEO, FOR HEALTH: Good morning, everyone. My name is Andrew Cohen. I'm the CEO of For Health and we're lucky to be joined...
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‘Love doesn’t pay the rent’: A better future for care workers starts with better wages

Today marks 100 days since aged care workers received a pay rise. Labor Senator for Victoria Dr Jess Walsh shares the significance of this move,...
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National TAFE Day

Tomorrow marks National TAFE Day, and it's an opportunity to celebrate our public TAFE system. Last week I saw firsthand how free TAFE is changing...
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Jobs and Skills Australia amendment

There is nothing more important than good, secure jobs for Australians. For these good, secure jobs, we need to invest in skills and training. It's...
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Aged Care Employee Day

Today is Aged Care Employee Day, a day for all of us to say thank you to everyone in the aged-care workforce—personal care workers, allied...
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Early Childhood Education

Last week, early childhood educators made the first ever national application for supported multi-employer bargaining in the Fair Work Commission. In doing that, they made...