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Andrew Giles

Andrew Giles
Andrew Giles is the Federal Labor Member for Scullin in Victoria. Prior to being elected in 2013, Andrew was a principal lawyer at Slater & Gordon, practicing in employment law, where he helped people uphold their rights at work and resolve the issues they face in their workplace.

Articles by Andrew Giles

The elephant in the IGR – Australia’s cities

There’s much not to like about Joe Hockey’s Inter-Generational Report. It is a profoundly backwards-looking, as well as deeply political document, anchored in the failures of last year’s budget – not the challenges of the next 40 years. In particular, … Read More

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Achieving health outcomes sans intergenerational inequity

Over the past couple of weeks, the Coalition’s shambolic and dishonest position on the GP Tax has underlined the uncertainty around the proposed Medical Research Future Fund. A number of prominent Australians who previously advocated for the Fund are now … Read More

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Happy Anniversary to the Racial Discrimination Act

For me, the iconic, optimistic representation of modern Australia is that famous photo of Gough Whitlam and Vincent Lingiari. It captures a moment of great practical significance, especially to the Gurindji people. It is also a powerful and enduring symbol … Read More

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Tony Abbott is wrong: Federal government must have a focus on our cities

When Dorothea Mackellar pined for her sunburnt country from a desk in dreary London, the Australian nation, then in its infancy, was entirely different to the one we know today. The area I represent in Melbourne’s north – today a … Read More

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