Nov 28, 2008

First Year of the Rudd labor Government

First Year of the Rudd labor Government


The Hon Anthony Albanese MP

The Minister for Infrastructure, Transport,

Regional Development and Local Government

Leader of the House

Member for Grayndler

November 28 2008

In its first year the Rudd Labor Government has delivered on local projects and on issues of national and international significance.

Local Achievements include:

  • The Cooks River Renewal project – $2 Million
  • The Leichhardt Oval Upgrade – $3 million
  • Noise Insulation for Fort St High School – $14.5 million
  • Funds from the Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program to Local Councils – $1.7 Million including Ashfield Council – $251,000, Canterbury Council – $702,000, Leichhardt Council – $253,000 and Marrickville Council – $493,000
  • Funding for 1,200 Computers has gone to 9 nine local schools through Round One of the National Secondary School Computer Fund.
  • $11 Million for a Trades Training centre – 4 Grayndler schools to participate.

“These are excellent local projects which deliver on our election commitments and I am glad to see them going ahead” said Anthony Albanese.

National Achievements

The Rudd Labor Government has:

  • Apologised to the Stolen Generations
  • Removed Same Sex Discrimination from Commonwealth Legislation
  • Signed the Kyoto Protocol, set targets for Emissions Reduction and released a Green paper on a Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme
  • Brought Combat Troops Home from Iraq
  • Introduced a more humane approach to asylum seekers; and
  • Abolished Work Choices.

“Progressive changes of the kind made this year only occur when Labor is in Government,” said Anthony Albanese.