Senator Marise Payne, Shadow Minister for COAG, has welcomed Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s calls to streamline the COAG process and focus on four reform themes, urging the PM to follow up the positive talk with action.
Senator Marise Payne, Shadow Minister for COAG, has called on the Rudd-Gillard Government to provide some assurance to stakeholders that progress on key reforms will be kick-started at the 14 February meeting of COAG.
When it comes to waste and mismanagement, Julia Gillard’s Building the Education Revolution debacle is recognised as the gold standard, but it has a new challenger in the form of the Labor government’s Strategic Indigenous Housing and Infrastructure Program (SIHIP).
“The Coalition has been increasingly concerned with Labor’s neglect of the housing industry and of key issues affecting Australian families, such as housing affordability and supply. Revelations in today’s Australian confirm just how out of touch and arrogant Labor has become, with confirmation that the government has not even contacted the Real Estate Institute of Australia since forming government” said Kevin Andrews.
Today’s ABS December quarter inflation figures show that Labor’s excessive spending continues to put pressure on the cost of living for renters and homeowners, with rents and utility costs rising well above the general rate of inflation in 2010.