Aug 5, 2013

Election about vision for the future

Deputy Prime Minister and Federal Member for Grayndler Anthony Albanese has welcomed Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s announcement that an election will be held on September 7 and said the poll will be all about who has the better vision for the future.

“Labor and I offer voters in Grayndler a positive plan for action on climate change, increased funding for schools, the National Broadband Network and a National Disability Insurance Scheme,” Mr Albanese said.

“These are important, progressive reforms that will only be delivered with the return of a Labor Government.

“This election is about responsible economic management. The Federal Labor Government saved Australia from the worst of the global financial crisis and created almost a million jobs.

“Locally, it is about who can deliver for the Inner West. Since Labor formed government in 2007, we have invested $160 million into renewing and rebuilding community infrastructure.

“This has included upgrades to sporting fields such as Fraser Park, Henson Park, Leichhardt Oval and Mackey Park, cultural projects such as the Italian Forum Cultural Centre and Ashfield Civic Centre, a mental health training facility at the Wesley Hospital in Ashfield, environmental projects such as the cogeneration plant at Leichhardt Aquatic Centre and funding to improve the health of the Cooks River.”

“Under Labor, every primary school in the Inner West has received funding for new libraries, science labs, classrooms or multipurpose halls.

“These are achievements I am extremely proud of and will make our community stronger and fairer.

“I will continue to work hard for the honour of being elected Federal Member for Gryandler for another three years and to work even harder to make Grayndler an even better place to live.”

“As Deputy Prime Minister, I will be campaigning around the country for Labor’s positive plan for the future and to stop the most right wing leader in Liberal Party history becoming Prime Minister.”