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Jenny McAllister

Jenny McAllister
Senator Jenny McAllister has served as a Senator for New South Wales since 2015. She is currently the Shadow Cabinet Secretary and Shadow Assistant Minister to the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate. Senator McAllister is also a former National President of the ALP and a member of the ALP National Policy Committee.

Articles by Jenny McAllister

For more than three million people, the ‘promise of Australia’ is poverty

Every morning, three million Australians wake up and live life below the poverty line.   Poverty in Australia today is the consequence of bad social and economic policy decisions, and sustained inaction by the current Government. And while the Government likes … Read More

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Inequality In Australia: A Bill to shift the debate

Seventy years after Australia’s burst of post-war institution building, it’s time to reorient our economic institutions to the challenges of our times. That’s why I’m introducing a bill to require the Productivity Commission to consider inequality. HC “Nugget” Coombs, arguably … Read More

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Women’s leadership is essential to Labor’s renewal

What follows is ALP National President Jenny McAllister’s speech to the  National Labor Women’s Conference in Canberra on 2 November 2014. Thank you so much for inviting me to speak today. It’s an incredible honour. I’d like to acknowledge that … Read More

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Where will the jobs come from?

In Vanity Fair in 2012 Professor Joseph Stiglitz reflected on the prolonged economic downturn in the United States, comparing it with the Great Depression. He argued that in both cases, the origins lay not in finance, but in the dislocation … Read More

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Winning the War of Ideas

The second Progressive Australia Conference brought together hundreds of activists, united in a shared passion for a fairer, more just Australia. In opening the conference, Labor’s National President, Jenny McAllister, challenged the conference to bring together progressive values with an … Read More

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