Speeches & Opinions: 2016

Speech by Ben Davison: Decent Work & Economic Growth speech to Sustainable Development Goals Australia 2016

Media Release - November 29, 2016

We are here to reflect on the sustainable development goal 8 “Decent work and economic growth” and how we “promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all”. As with all internationally agreed sentences I am sure the order of those words has been poured over, debated and finally agreed.

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Speech by ACTU Secretary Dave Oliver Industry Super Australia – The Super Opportunity conference

Media Release - November 22, 2016

Good morning.

I want to reiterate the sentiment Peter Collins has introduced: we have a world’s best superannuation system, but the opportunity is now here for us to build upon this framework.

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ACTU Just Transition Conference – Speech by Ged Kearney, ACTU President

Media Release - November 10, 2016

We meet at a crucial time for the energy sector in this nation. The closure of Hazelwood is the sign that we are in a time of great upheaval and momentous changes. It is a time that reminds us that how we adapt to these changes is critical.

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Wave Hill Walk Off 50th Anniversary – speech by Dave Oliver

Media Release - August 19, 2016

I would like to start by acknowledging the traditional custodians of this land, the Gurindji People…

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Our History, Our future. Speech by ACTU Indigenous Officer Kara Keys To the ACTU Executive

Media Release - August 16, 2016

Our History, Our future.Address by ACTU Indigenous Officer Kara KeysTo the ACTU Executive and Indigenous…

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Formal opening by ACTU President Ged Kearney – ACTU Executive and Indigenous Leadership Conference

Media Release - August 16, 2016

The ACTU Executive on Tuesday 16 August 2016 was officially opened by ACTU President Ged Kearney.

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Much more must be done to help Indigenous Australians

Media Release - June 30, 2016

We’ve heard a lot in this federal election campaign
about interns and apprentices, and about retirement
savings and the increasing cost of living.

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Opening comments by Dave Oliver at the National Press Club ‘Future of Employment’ debate

Media Release - May 31, 2016

To debate the future of employment- we must examine how we are going to lead Australian workers into a prosperous future — we must build an economy that works to meet the needs and hopes of people; not trap them in an American style underclass with low wages, insecure work and a fear that their next rent or mortgage payment comes before the next pay packet.

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A not-so-taxing time for the rich

Media Release - February 25, 2016

The Australian tax system is tangled up in a web of ­subsidies, exemptions and arrangements that unfairly advantage the top 10 per cent of ­income earners, do nothing to drive innovation or ­productivity growth and hold us back from investing in ­nation-building.

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Rebuilding confidence in our public institutions: the need for a national corruption watchdog

Media Release - January 20, 2016

Rebuilding confidence in our public institutions: the need for a national corruption watchdog.
Opinion by ACTU Secretary Dave Oliver
First published in the Daily Telegraph, Wednesday 20 January, 2016

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