Labor's internal fight over refugee policy heats up with Ged Kearney speech

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Batman MP expected to call for social security support in maiden speech to parliament

The fight over Labor’s refugee policy is gearing up, with the new Batman MP, Ged Kearney, expected to lay the first signpost for where the debate is headed in her maiden speech to parliament on Monday.

With Labor’s national conference approaching in July, the battlelines over numerous policy positions are being drawn up. Left-aligned members plan to push for a Buffett rule on minimum tax rates for the wealthy, and for branch members to have a say in Senate preselections.

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