Jenny Macklin, shadow minister for families and social services, has attacked a Coalition proposal to raise the pension age.
Labor's Jenny Macklin said that under a Coalition proposal, Australia would have the highest pension age in the developed world. Is that right?
In times of budgetary constraint, the cost of Australia's welfare system has been regarded by many in the Coalition as a drag on economic growth. Labor's Jenny Macklin has a different take.
Scott Morrison has rejected criticism that the nannies scheme was using taxpayers money to subsidise baby sitters.
A $250 million two-year pilot scheme would subsidise 4000 nannies to care for 10,000 children in families who cannot access mainstream services.
Jenny Macklin emphasises that the pursuit of inclusive growth also requires a set of economic policies that recognise the importance of human capital.
Opposition frontbencher Jenny Macklin says Labor should frame its policies around delivering “inclusive growth” and needs…
Universal paid parental leave is now standard in Australia, but would the Coalition’s scheme affect low-paid workers?
[Under the Coalition’s proposed parental leave scheme] “the woman working in the local chemist in Gippsland in regional Victoria would be subsidising the paid parental leave of the woman working in the…
Jenny Macklin has found herself in hot water over comments about the dole.
There seems little doubt that Families Minister Jenny Macklin’s office attempted to “fix up” her extraordinary faux pas last Tuesday – her claim that yes, she could live on the daily income of $35 received…