Labor’s Plan for Gender Equality

A Shorten Labor Government will put achieving gender equality for Australian women at the centre of our priorities with a National Strategy for Gender Equality. Labor has a concrete plan for action, and we’re committed to real change:  supporting women’s march through the institutions of power; closing the gender gap in pay and superannuation; and ending harassment and violence against …

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Clean Up The Curl Curl Lagoon

LABOR PLEDGES $150,000 TO CLEAN UP THE CURL CURL LAGOON AND GREENDALE CREEK Dean Harris, Labor Candidate for Warringah and Tony Burke, Shadow Minister for Environment and Water, today announced a Shorten Labor Government will invest $150,000 to clean up the Curl Curl Lagoon and Greendale Creek. This election will be a choice between a united Shorten Labor Government, which …

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Dean Harris Listening to the Warringah Community

Australian Investment Guarantee

Dean Harris Listening to the Warringah Community

A Shorten Labor Government will boost investment and create new jobs with the Australian Investment Guarantee – targeted tax relief for businesses that invest in Australia and Australians. Annual business investment in Australia as a proportion of the economy is at a quarter century low. When firms aren’t investing, they’re not expanding and they’re not diffusing cutting edge technologies that …

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Better for Warringah

Better for Warringah This is a Federal election – and there are matters of national significance at stake. Vital choices about our energy future, the role of our ABC, and the effectiveness of the crippled NBN. But as your representative in the parliament, there’s nothing more important to me than doing better for the people of Warringah.   I’ll do better on …

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Let’s change the nature of politics

I don’t know about you, but for a long time I’ve been disheartened by the nature of the political debate in our country. Where once the two sides of politics would come together in the parliament to govern – to represent the members who elected them, and to do their very best for the nation they serve – nowadays we …

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Let’s give young people a fair chance

As a father of two, I’m worried about the world our young people are entering as they become adults.  They’re expected to carry high levels of debt from tertiary education, before they even find a full-time job. It’s harder than ever for them to find a good job, with youth unemployment 50% higher than it was ten years ago, and …

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Let’s fix the NBN

The speed and reliability of our broadband network is a foundation stone of our capacity and performance as a nation in today’s world – in everything from business, to education, to science, to the arts, and simply our enjoyment of content and connection to each other.

It’s vital that all Australians have access to fast and reliable broadband through the NBN, and get it as soon as possible.

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Let’s save the ABC

At their Federal Council in June, the Liberal Party made their stance on the ABC official – voting overwhelmingly to sell our national broadcaster to the highest bidder. This comes on top of over $200 million in cuts to the ABC budget, resulting in a loss of 1,100 jobs – a quarter of its workforce – since 2014.

I believe it’s vital that the ABC remains in public hands – and that it remain protected from commercial interests.

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Let’s choose sustainable energy

The current member for Warringah is calling for the nationalisation of coal-fired power plants and an abandonment of the Paris Agreement. In my mind, that stance is not only backward, it’s dangerous. It is evidence of a fundamental disbelief in the science behind global warming.

I am backing the science, and I believe in evidence. And as your representative I would do everything I can to promote a greater uptake of renewable energy.

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