JENNY MACKLIN LEAVES AN INDELIBLE LABOR LEGACY

6 Jul 2018

I want to thank my friend and colleague Jenny Macklin for her years of tireless service to disadvantaged Australians.

SENATOR THE HON DOUG CAMERON
SHADOW MINISTER FOR HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS
SHADOW MINISTER FOR SKILLS, TAFE AND APPRENTICESHIPS
SENATOR FOR NEW SOUTH WALES

 

JENNY MACKLIN LEAVES AN INDELIBLE LABOR LEGACY

I want to thank my friend and colleague Jenny Macklin for her years of tireless service to disadvantaged Australians.

Over an absolutely stellar career as the Member for Jagajaga, Jenny has taken up the fight on behalf of those in our community who don’t have access to money, power or privilege.

Since entering parliament 22 years ago, she has sought and won justice for Indigenous Australians, pensioners, people living with disability and carers, to name just a few.

She has helped drive some of the biggest social reforms in Australian history including the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, paid parental leave and the Close the Gap agreement.

Her work in recognising and improving the working conditions of carers has been vital to a sector that is continually undervalued, both socially and economically.

A former deputy leader of the Federal Labor Opposition, Jenny has been an inspiration to a generation of Labor women and has worked doggedly to achieve gender equality within the Australian Labor Party.

I have had the privilege of working with Jenny on a range of portfolio issues over many years. Her policy nous, compassion and political ability are unrivalled.

I wish Jenny and her family the very best for the future and thank her for her enormous contribution to Labor, public life and working class Australians.


FRIDAY, 6 JULY 2018
Authorised by Noah Carroll, ALP, Canberra.