OPINION PIECE: Neglect And Continuing Inaction In The Aged Care Crisis - Challenge Magazine
20 October 2020
Opinion piece on the crisis in aged care published in the Challange magazine.
OPINION PIECE: Could a Return to Full Employment Be The Answer to Rebuilding the Post Covid-19 Economy?- The Age
12 May 2020
Opinion piece on full employment published in the Age.
SPEECH: Politics Needs Nurses - Address to Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation
19 October 2019
Speech to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation Conference on why politics needs nurses.
SPEECH: The role of government in the anxious century
04 October 2019
DEAN’S LECTURE SERIES AT MELBOURNE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION. Australians are more anxious than ever. Work is increasingly insecure and hard to find, our planet is burning, everything costs more while our wages are stuck and it feels like we are only ever one moment away from world war three. What is the role of government in securing people’s lives with decent employment and a sustainable future?
SPEECH to the National Apprentice Employment Conference
02 August 2019
Speech to the National Apprentice Employment Conference on the importance of high quality skills and training.
SPEECH: Aged Care Workers Deserve Our Respect
15 July 2019
Speech to aged care delegates at the HSU conference in Sydney.
SPEECH: 2018 Labor National Conference - refugee policy
17 December 2018
Speech to the 2018 Labor National Conference, moving significant amendments to the refugee chapter.
SPEECH: 2018 Labor National Conference - The Climate Emergency
16 December 2018
Speech to the 2018 Labor National Conference, declaring a climate emergency.
SPEECH: The Release From Fear - Climate Action and the Economic Transition
31 October 2018
Speech to the Victorian Fabians' 2018 Spring Series for 2018, co-hosted by the Labor Environment Action Network (LEAN) on climate action and the economic transition; the challenges to be met and the tensions to be managed in a policy setting.