Media Releases

Government betrays Trio Capital investors

April 01, 2016

The Assistant Treasurer’s announcement of no further compensation for investors in the collapsed Trio Capital demonstrates that the Government has led investors down the garden path on this issue.

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Statement on retirement of Lauren Jackson

March 31, 2016

We pay tribute to Lauren Jackson as she retires from basketball today after almost two decades in the sport which she has described as the “love of her life”.

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Government's humiliating backflip on superannuation compliance

March 16, 2016

In a significant victory for Australian workers and a humiliating back-down for the Assistant Treasurer, the Government has today abandoned its badly-motivated plans to weaken the penalties for employers who do not pay superannuation correctly.

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Slo-Mo gets it wrong on super, again

March 15, 2016

Today’s Question Time revealed once again that the Treasurer doesn't have a clue about key issues in his portfolio.

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Forestry Managed Investment Schemes Report

March 14, 2016

Labor welcomes the publication of the final report of the Senate Economics References Committee inquiry into Forestry Managed Investment Schemes (FMIS).

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Productive Discussions On Mental Illness and Travel Insurance

March 10, 2016

We thank representatives of the insurance, mental health, consumer advocacy and legal sectors for their attendance today at Labor’s roundtable to discuss mental illness and travel insurance.

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