Portfolio Releases

MORRISON’S FAILURES THREATEN JOBS IN RESOURCES SECTOR

29 June 2021

The Morrison Government’s bungling of hotel quarantine and the vaccine rollout is now threatening to disrupt the nation’s most valuable export industry.

RESOURCES WORKERS SACRIFICED FOR BARNABY’S POWER TRIP

27 June 2021

The Morrison Government has delivered a slap in the face to mining and resources communities around Australia by dumping the portfolio from Cabinet.

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.