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The words we use matter

The words we use matter

July 2nd, 2024 - Josh Burns

Two weeks ago, my office in St Kilda was vandalised.

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From Southbank to Canberra, it’s an honour to represent you

July 2nd, 2024 - Steph Hodgins May

I’m Steph Hodgins-May, and I’ve recently been sworn in as your new federal Greens Senator.

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Delivering financial relief for students, graduates in Macnamara

June 4th, 2024 - Josh Burns

This year’s Budget brings significant relief to students across our community, and I’ve heard from many of you about how vital HECS support is.

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Gender equality is on the agenda

April 3rd, 2024 - Josh Burns

I’m incredibly proud to be part of a Labor government with a strong commitment to gender equality.

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Tackling the cost of living in Macnamara

February 7th, 2024 - Josh Burns

Southbank is a beautiful place to live, and in my many conversations with you, I know that the people of Southbank love this community.  

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Macnamara, it’s been a big year

December 5th, 2023 - Josh Burns

As we approach the festive season, I wanted to reflect on some of the work and achievements we have made this year.

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What comes next now the Matildas have changed the game?

September 6th, 2023 - Josh Burns

The past month has caused nothing short of an obsession with the Matildas in my household. From Sam Kerr’s goal to Mackenzie Arnold’s wall of steel, like most Australians, it has been pretty much impossible to pull away from the TV.

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Steady leadership through uncertain times

July 5th, 2023 - Josh Burns

Parliament has just adjourned for its winter recess.

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Renting shouldn’t be a nightmare

May 10th, 2023 - Josh Burns

Affordable housing needs to be more than a dream.

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New life for arts in Australia

February 8th, 2023 - Southbank News

Southbank is the arts capital of Australia.

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Merry Christmas, Macnamara

December 7th, 2022 - Southbank News

Being in government is a huge privilege. It is about delivering for the people who gave us the opportunity to serve the community. So, I thought I would wrap the year by providing an update on some of the work that has already happened in our first six months of government.  

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Closing the gender gap

November 9th, 2022 - Southbank News

We have made huge progress on gender equality in my lifetime – including in politics, where we now have a cabinet that consists of 50 percent women. However, there is still much more that needs to be done.

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Southbank will be a National Arts Hub

October 5th, 2022 - Southbank News

In the three years since I was first elected as the federal member for Macnamara, Southbank has continued to be one of the fastest growing and most dynamic parts of our electorate. It is also entrenching itself as Victoria’s arts hub, and this is great news for our area and our state.

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Moving towards a low carbon economy and cleaner, cheaper energy

September 7th, 2022 - Southbank News

When someone writes to me, sincerely and thoughtfully, it is so, so powerful. I hear from many wonderful people in Macnamara, but one handwritten letter really made an impact.  

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Stand together against Jihadist terror

December 11th, 2018 - Southbank News

Can you be concerned for Australia’s environment and also concerned for the safety of Australians?

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Liberals and Nationals ship sheep

October 10th, 2018 - Southbank News

During the last parliamentary session, the Liberals narrowly defeated legislation that would have phased out live exports of sheep.

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Michael Danby announces retirement from Federal Parliament after 20 years

July 11th, 2018 - Southbank News

After 20 years as the Member for Melbourne Ports, it is time for the next chapter in my life.

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Stop live exports

June 5th, 2018 - Southbank News

The live export trade of sheep from Australia is cruel. It is unsustainable.

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A personally fulfilling outcome

May 8th, 2018 - Southbank News

Melbourne Ports is an electorate that has a large number of residents who relocate between elections.

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The housing unaffordability crisis

April 12th, 2018 - Michael Danby

It’s hard to determine exactly when the “Great Australian Dream” of owning a home became so hard to achieve

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Defending human rights

Defending human rights

August 11th, 2017 - Southbank News
Merry Christmas, Macnamara

Merry Christmas, Macnamara

December 7th, 2022 - Southbank News
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