Speeches & Opinions: 2008
Media Release - December 19, 2008
We must now do everything to encourage the policy settings that ensure we drive the investment necessary to win a significant share of what will be a $US3 trillion global green market by 2020.
Media Release - December 10, 2008
Today, on the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, it’s worth reminding ourselves of what we take for granted here in Australia, and how easily it can be ripped away.
Media Release - December 4, 2008
The new collective bargaining laws introduced by the Rudd Government are a positive step into the future that unions and business should embrace. Workers and their families, employers, and the economy will benefit.
Media Release - November 26, 2008
As Australia plunges into tumultuous economic waters, the introduction of an affordable paid maternity leave scheme would be a minor addition to the 2009 budget and makes good economic sense.
Media Release - November 19, 2008
The creation of a National Broadband Network is an important investment in Australia’s future and will drive productivity and the economy.
Media Release - November 17, 2008
There can no longer be any doubt. The Government’s new industrial relations proposals are definitely not ‘WorkChoices Lite’. They will give Australian workers a comprehensive suite of new legal rights and protections.
Media Release - October 31, 2008
For working Australians the GFC is a reminder of their own exposure to a potential downturn that could affect their livelihoods. It adds urgency to their desire for a balanced and fairer industrial relations system.
Media Release - October 8, 2008
Australian women have been waiting a long, long time for universal Paid Parental Leave. Proposals released by the Productivity Commission last week give some hope we will finally have a scheme ready to go by next May’s federal budget.
Media Release - October 1, 2008
This is an extraordinary time in our history with two critical and urgent challenges facing our global leaders. The demand to stabilise and reform the global financial architecture & the imperative for a rapid transition to low carbon economies.