Mar 9, 2016

Albanese officially endorsed for Grayndler

Today I announce that after the close of nominations for rank and file preselection for Grayndler I was elected unopposed and endorsed as Labor’s candidate.

Our community needs a local representative who will fight to make sure every person has the opportunities they need to reach their full potential.

This is why I am running as the Labor Candidate for the electorate of Grayndler at the upcoming federal election and I do so as a proud inner west resident.

But only in government can you make a real difference in changing the nation.

I’m in the Australian Labor Party because it is the progressive party that can form Government and make decisions, not just protest after decisions have been made.

Labor stands for a strong economy, that’s about jobs and opportunities for all Australians.

We’re passionate about public healthcare and we are committed to investing in education so that every child has access to the opportunities they need to achieve their best in life.

We will also take action on climate change.

An elected Labor Government will implement an emissions trading scheme and transition to 50 per cent renewable energy by 2030.

As the Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, and as the Shadow Minister for Cities, I have advocated for greater investment from the Commonwealth so we can tackle the critical issues of housing affordability, public transport and congestion on our roads.

I’m proud of what I have achieved as a local representative and my contributions to the national political debate over the past 20 years.

I’ll continue to deliver real solutions for people in the inner west and stand up for what is right.