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Kristina Keneally

Australian politician; former Premier of New South Wales and current Senator

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Kristina Keneally: Australian politician; former Premier of New South Wales and current Senator
Kristina Kerscher Keneally is an Australian politician who has been a Senator for New South Wales since February 2018, representing the Labor Party. Since 2019, she has served as Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, Shadow Minister for Home Affairs, and Shadow Minister for Immigration and Citizenship. She previously served as Premier of New South Wales from 2009 to 2011, the first woman to hold the position.

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Australia under pressure to officially ban extremist right-wing organisations

Right-wing extremism needs more careful attention including bans on organisations, says Labor's home affairs spokeswoman Kristina Keneally.
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Time to ban right-wing extremists: Labor

Right-wing extremism needs more careful attention including bans on organisations, says Labor's home affairs spokeswoman Kristina Keneally.
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'Reimagining a new Australia': Experts back calls for a debate about Australia's migrant numbers post-coronavirus

Three experts SBS News spoke to have weighed in on Kristina Keneally's call to cut the migration level after the coronavirus pandemic subsides.
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Labor calls for overhaul of Australia's 'lazy approach' to migration after coronavirus crisis

The border closures brought on by the coronavirus pandemic provides a unique opportunity for Australia to restart its migration program, Labor's home affairs spokesperson Kristina Keneally has argued.
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Online tourist visa applications have led to a surge in asylum claims from Chinese nationals, Labor says

Kristina Keneally has told an immigration law conference in Melbourne that the government needs to do more to tackle the "ugly head" of racism that has sprung up amid the coronavirus outbreak.
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Penny Wong and Kristina Keneally demand Bettina Arndt be stripped of Order of Australia

Two senior Labor senators want Bettina Arndt stripped of her Order of Australia after making "reckless and abhorrent" comments about the Clarke family murders.
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Australia has become over-reliant on temporary migrants, Kristina Keneally warns

Labor's home affairs spokesperson will use a speech in Melbourne to argue against allowing temporary migrant numbers in Australia to surge.
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Labor increases pressure on government over secret report on refugees

The Morrison government has denied a push from Labor’s Kristina Keneally to release a ‘secret’ report exploring refugee resettlement.
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Shadow home affairs minister mounts pressure over secret report on refugees

The Morrison government has denied a push from Labor’s Kristina Keneally to release a ‘secret’ report exploring refugee resettlement.
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After her own loss, Kristina Keneally calls for paid leave for parents of stillborn babies

The Labor senator has told SBS News why she is pushing for parents of stillborn babies to have the same rights as other parents.
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'We need to listen to the alarm bells': Kristina Keneally lashes immigration wait times

Labor's spokesperson for immigration, Kristina Keneally, will use a keynote speech to warn that multiculturalism is under threat.
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Keneally calls on PM to show 'Christian leadership' on Tamil family case

Labor's Kristina Keneally has called on the Prime Minister to act as a Christian and stop the deportation of a Tamil family whose two children were born in Australia.
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Labor senator blasts Archbishop's reaction to Pell appeal

Melbourne Catholic Archbishop Peter Comensoli has been admonished by Labor Senator Kristina Keneally for his response to George Pell's lost appeal.
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Labor senator blasts Catholic archbishop

Melbourne Catholic Archbishop Peter Comensoli has been admonished by Labor Senator Kristina Keneally for his response to George Pell's lost appeal.
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Raheem Kassam slams 'bigot' Kristina Keneally for 'putting his life in danger'

Raheem Kassam spent a major portion of his much-publicised Sydney speech attacking just one target - Kristina Keneally.
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Exclusive: Labor rallies multicultural groups to oppose Sydney conservative conference

Senator Kristina Keneally has sent a letter to multicultural and multifaith groups across Australia urging them to oppose right-wing commentator Raheem Kassam's upcoming visit to Australia.
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Labor willing to work with the government on religious freedom

Labor senator Kristina Keneally has confirmed the opposition is ready and willing to work with the government on new religious discrimination laws.
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Labor calls for press freedom committee

Labor's home affairs spokeswoman Kristina Keneally will push for a joint select committee into press freedom following federal police raids on the media.
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Australia's refugee wait list doubles with surge of 'plane people' seeking asylum

The tens of thousands of people arriving by plane to Australia before claiming asylum is a sign the people smuggler trade is evolving, Kristina Keneally says.
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No change for ALP border policy: Keneally

Labor home affairs spokeswoman Kristina Keneally says the party's offshore processing and boat turnback policies are immune from a post-election policy review.
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People smugglers 'evolved from using boats to planes' under Dutton: Keneally

Newly-appointed shadow Home Affairs spokesperson Senator Kristina Keneally has already clashed with her rival Peter Dutton.
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Keneally targets Dutton over number of asylum seekers arriving by plane

Labor Senator Kristina Keneally has been appointed to the shadow Home Affairs portfolio.
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