Oct 28, 2007

Maxine McKew launches Anthony Albanese Campaign

Maxine McKew launches Anthony Albanese Campaign

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Anthony Albanese MP

Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Water

Federal Labor Member for Grayndler

28 October 2007

Today, Maxine McKew, Labor Candidate for Bennelong, officially launched Anthony Albanese’s election campaign at Martini Bar and Restaurant, Norton Street, Leichhardt.

Ms McKew was warmly welcomed by Labor supporters from all over the electorate of Grayndler.

Ms McKew said, “There is a real mood for change. This election is about a Rudd Labor team with fresh ideas defeating a Howard Government that has lost touch.”

“I am taking on the Prime Minister in Bennelong to win the seat for Labor, and to help deliver a Rudd Labor Government.”

Anthony Albanese said, “It has been my privilege to represent this electorate for eleven and a half years. It is unfortunate that that entire time has been under a Howard Government which has sought to divide Australians, rather than show leadership at the national level.”

“I believe I have worked hard on local issues and on issues of concern to the nation. Labor has plans on climate change and water, on investing in education and skills, and on promoting the values of respect and tolerance.”

“Labor’s announcement today of $3 million to upgrade Leichhardt Oval will benefit current and future generations of young people in our area, as well as ensuring that Wests Tigers can continue to play home games at the Oval.”

“Only Labor can defeat John Howard, and only Labor has real solutions to the environmental, economic and social challenges which face local residents and Australia.”

“Issues of housing affordability, cost of living pressures and access to educational opportunities are acutely felt in Grayndler."

"I look forward to playing a role in a Rudd Labor Government.”

Mr Albanese thanked the ALP members and supporters who were campaigning for his re-election, and stated that he was “proud that someone of Maxine’s intellect and integrity was prepared to put herself forward as a Labor Candidate in a tough marginal seat against the Prime Minister.”