I’ve spent my whole life fighting for others – first at the Nurses’ Union and then at the ACTU, and now as your MP.
Every day I hear from people who are struggling to make ends meet, who are working harder, but are not being fairly rewarded for their efforts.
We know that 700,000 Australians are currently unemployed and more than a million Australians are facing underemployment. The Liberals have no plan to counter unemployment or underemployment and no plan to address stagnant wage growth.
Lifting skills is crucial to future employment security and better wages, but the Liberals have been hopeless in addressing skills shortages.
As the Shadow Assistant Minister for Skills, I know that lifting skills is crucial to future employment security and better wages.
Australia deserves a Government that is focused on equipping working Australians with the training and workplace skills they need now and for the jobs of the future.