Speeches & Opinions 2017

Read speeches and opinion articles by ACTU officers and staff.

Our collection contains speeches delivered at conferences, forums, summits, rallies and events by Executive and senior ACTU staff.  It also contains op eds – previously published in mainstream media – by the ACTU President, ACTU Secretary or ACTU Assistant Secretaries.

Recent Speeches & Opinions

Sally McManus- Address to Nexgen 2017

June 26, 2017

Sally McManus
ACTU Secretary
Opening Speech to NEXGEN
International Convention Centre
Tuesday 27 June 2017

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Speech by ACTU Secretary Sally McManus at the National Press Club

March 29, 2017

I am here because of you. And there are some things I need to say.

Australia’s workplace laws are broken.

Our minimum wage has fallen to a dangerously low level.

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