Portfolio Releases

LABOR AGREES TO RADIOACTIVE WASTE BILL AMENDMENTS

22 June 2021

Labor has agreed to support the Government’s amendments to the National Radioactive Waste Management Amendment Bill.

LABOR BACKS WTO ACTION ON WINE

19 June 2021

Labor supports the Morrison Government’s decision to refer China to the World Trade Organization over its decision to impose anti-dumping duties on Australia’s wine.

LABOR WELCOMES PROPOSED UK TRADE DEAL

16 June 2021

Labor welcomes the in-principle deal announced last night to progress a free-trade agreement between Australia and the United Kingdom.

PITT’S PLEDGE ON EXPORT MARKETS RINGS HOLLOW

07 May 2021

The Morrison Government’s poor record on trade diversification has again been highlighted by its announcement of a vague $20 million strategy to build new markets for Australian resources exports.

US BACKS COVID VACCINES PATENT WAIVER - AND AUSTRALIA SHOULD FOLLOW SUIT

06 May 2021

Labor welcomes the Biden Administration’s support for the waiver of intellectual property protections on COVID-19 vaccines and calls on the Morrison Government to follow suit. 

MORRISON MUST ENSURE DEVELOPING NATIONS HAVE ACCESS TO VACCINES

30 April 2021

Labor calls on the Morrison Government to stop its obstruction and instead work cooperatively to explore all options that ensure developing nations can access safe, effective and affordable COVID-19 vaccines in a timely way, ahead of a meeting of the World Trade Organization today.

GOVT ACKNOWLEDGES OIL & GAS REGULATORY FAILURE AFTER $200M LIABILITY FALLS ON AUSTRALIAN TAXPAYER

09 April 2021

Labor welcomes the Morrison Government’s acknowledgement of serious and costly shortcomings in the regulatory system that cover the critical issue of how to ensure the proper and timely decommissioning of oil & gas infrastructure in Australian waters.

WHAT’S THE PLAN, DAN?

30 March 2021

Trade Minister Dan Tehan appears to be in denial over Australia’s worsening trade dispute with China and the thousands of jobs that are under threat as a result.

TEHAN MISLEADS AUSTRALIANS ON TRADE

16 February 2021

Trade Minister Dan Tehan has been caught out misleading Parliament over the Labor Party’s record on trade

ANGUS TAYLOR AND SCOTT MORRISON FURTHER ISOLATED ON NET ZERO 2050 AS OIL AND GAS SECTOR BACK IT IN

12 February 2021

The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA), the peak body for Australia’s upstream oil and gas industry, has today backed in net zero emissions across the economy by 2050.