LIBERAL PARTY ASKS MULTICULTURAL COMMUNITIES TO DONATE TO THEM – AFTER CUTTING THEIR FUNDING

Shadow Minister for Citizenship and Multiculturalism, Michelle Rowland has slammed the Liberal Party for asking for donations from multicultural communities after cutting $11.5 million from multicultural funding since coming to office. Ms Rowland said the Liberal Party was showing contempt for multicultural groups after they launched a ‘Multicultural Liberal Business Club’, which has invited community groups to a $60 a head fundraiser with Bruce Billson two months after cutting $11.5 million from the Building Multicultural Communities Program. Continue reading

TRANSCRIPT – FAIRFAX BREAKING POLITICS – 19 FEBRUARY 2014

E&OE TRANSCRIPTINTERVIEW BREAKING POLITICS – FAIRFAX MEDIA WEDNESDAY, 19 FEBRUARY 2014 Subjects: Liberal hypocrisy on multiculturalism; Manus Island; Abbott Government abandons manufacturing jobs; Craig Thomson; Health Services Union Continue reading

SESELJA CAUGHT OUT ON FUNDING CUTS

MICHELLE ROWLAND MPSHADOW MINISTER FOR CITIZENSHIP AND MULTICULTURALISM MEMBER FOR GREENWAY   HON ANDREW LEIGH MPMEMBER FOR FRASER   MEDIA RELEASE  SESELJA CAUGHT OUT ON FUNDING CUTS Continue reading

TRANSCRIPT – 2CC W/ MARK PARTON – 18 FEBRUARY 2014

E&OE TRANSCRIPT INTERVIEW 2CC RADIO WITH MARK PARTON TUESDAY, 18 FEBRUARY 2014 SUBJECT/S: Senator Seselja misleading on multicultural cuts Continue reading

TRANSCRIPT – SKY NEWS AM AGENDA – 17 FEBRUARY 2014

E&OE TRANSCRIPT SKY AM AGENDA MONDAY, 17 FEBRUARY 2014 SUBJECT/S: Polls; Drought relief package; Disturbance on Manus Island; Australia’s relationship with Indonesia; NDIS Continue reading

TRANSCRIPT – FAIRFAX BREAKING POLITICS – 12 FEBRUARY 2014

E&OE TRANSCRIPT INTERVIEW BREAKING POLITICS – FAIRFAX MEDIA WEDNESDAY, 12 FEBRUARY 2014 SUBJECT/S: Future of manufacturing, Medibank Private and Closing The Gap Continue reading

TRANSCRIPT – SKY NEWS AM AGENDA – 23 JANUARY 2014

E&OE TRANSCRIPT TELVISION INTERVIEW SKY AM AGENDA WITH KIERAN GILBERTTHURSDAY, 23 JANUARY 2014 SUBJECTS: The Liberals’ veil of secrecy on border protection; Peter Cosgrove Continue reading

ABBOTT ATTACKS GELLIBRAND COMMUNITY WITH CRUEL CUTS

Shadow Minister for Citizenship and Multiculturalism, Michelle Rowland and Member for Gellibrand, Tim Watts today visited the Polish Club in Albion which has been hurt by the Abbott Government’s cuts to the Building Multicultural Communities Program. Before the election the Polish Club was awarded $160,000 to upgrade their disabled facilities and toilets, and to fit out a kitchen as part of the Program. However after the election the Polish Club was informed that the Abbott Government had cut the fully-budgeted and approved grant. Continue reading

SALE OF AUSTRALIA POST WOULD BE ANOTHER BROKEN PROMISE

Acting Shadow Communications Minister, Michelle Rowland has called on the Abbott Government to immediately reaffirm its promise to keep Australia Post in public hands. Reports in today’s Australian Financial Review suggest the Government is considering selling off Australia Post, a move that would see them break a clear promise made prior to the election. Continue reading

COMMUNITY GROUPS BEAR THE BRUNT OF CRUEL COALITION CUTS

Reports in today’s Age newspaper have shed light on the cruelty of the Coalition’s cuts to the Building Multicultural Communities Program. Continue reading