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Prime Minister Answers Labor's Call On Electoral Systems

Labor welcomes the Prime Minister’s acknowledgement in today’s cyber security statement that:
 
“Australia’s democratic process is our greatest asset, our most critical piece of national infrastructure.”

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Solar Panels at Havelock House Benefits Canberra's Most Vulnerable

Havelock House, Canberra’s largest provider of social housing, will see a significant reduction in the carbon footprint of its largest boarding house thanks to a $10,000 Stronger Communities Grant.

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AIDS Action Council Grant Means More Counselling Services in Canberra

Thanks to a $15,000 Stronger Communities Grant, the AIDS Action Council of the ACT will offer more counselling services and assistance to more Canberrans.

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Attribution of Chinese Cyber-Enabled Commercial Intellectual Property Theft

Labor is deeply concerned that Australia has been the target of commercial intellectual property theft, including by a group known as APT10, acting on behalf of the Chinese Ministry of State Security.

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Defence Mysteriously Silent on Security Vetting Concerns

It has been more than a month since a Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit public hearing heard revelations from Department of Defence officials that 85 percent of critical security clearances, including the ‘Positive Vetting’ level, are conducted by private contractors.

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Decision Not To Run For the Seat of Bean

I have advised Bill Shorten I will not be nominating for preselection for the seat of Bean.

My decision has been made for entirely personal reasons.

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ACT Federal Redistribution

As a long term advocate for a third seat, I welcome today’s final decision by the Australian Electoral Commission on the three electorates in the ACT.

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Government Entity Cyber Security is not an Optional Extra

The latest Australian National Audit Office report on the cyber resilience of government entities is a damning indictment of the Turnbull Government’s management of our nation’s cyber security in an environment where cyber attacks are becoming increasingly prevalent, sophisticated and malicious.

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Reports Reiterate Need for a National Approach to PFAS Contamination

JOINT RELEASE - MARLES AND BRODTMANN

Labor once again calls on the Turnbull Government to implement a national, coordinated, consistent response to PFAS contamination in light of the weekend’s reports

Right now, communities are uncertain about their futures, confused by mixed messages from multiple sources and deeply distressed.  

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Inquiry Into Government's Mishandling of PFAS

The Turnbull Government’s disgraceful response to PFAS contamination issues will finally be investigated, with today’s establishment of a Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade inquiry.

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