Portfolio Releases

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.

EXPORTERS AT RISK FROM MORRISON’S CLIMATE DENIALISM

09 February 2021

Trade Minister Dan Tehan must explain how the Morrison Government’s climate inaction will affect a proposed free-trade agreement with the European Union, in the wake of the European Parliament’s decision to back a carbon price on imports.

TEHAN MUST SUPPORT OUR EXPORTERS

05 February 2021

Labor is disappointed that Trade Minister Dan Tehan is yet to receive a reply to a letter he sent to China’s new commerce minister, Wang Wentao, seeking to reopen dialogue with our biggest trading partner.

APPOINTMENT AS SHADOW MINISTER FOR RESOURCES

28 January 2021

I am extremely honoured to be appointed as Labor’s Shadow Minister for Resources, in addition to my role as Shadow Minister for Trade.

MORRISON MUST SACK CHRISTENSEN AS TRADE COMMITTEE CHAIR

15 January 2021

Scott Morrison must remove Coalition MP George Christensen as the chair of Parliament’s joint standing committee on trade and investment growth due to his record of incendiary and false comments about China.