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International experts praise Australia’s charities commission – Thursday, 10 April 2014

April 10, 2014 - 15:04 -- Admin

This afternoon I issued a media release that further strengthens the case to keep the Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission. Experts in Australia for the 6th International Charity Regulators Conference and Forum have praised the work of the new regulator and challenged claims that it is heavy handed and tying organisations in red-tape.



Opening up the Labor Party – 666 Canberra interview – Tuesday, 8 April 2014

April 8, 2014 - 14:06 -- Admin

In the wake of the WA senate election re-run, this morning I joined ABC 666 Breakfast presenter, Philip Clark, for a discussion about the democratisation of the Australian Labor Party and the important contribution of an increasingly diverse and modern union movement. I argue that the ALP should be more attractive to small-l liberals and that it should be easier for people across the community to join.