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.
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.