The Rudd-Gillard Labor Government must demonstrate some much-needed co-operative federalism on transport infrastructure to provide relief for Western Sydney residents and businesses, said Western Sydney Senator Marise Payne, Shadow Minister for COAG and Modernising the Federation.
We’ve all done it. We ignore that rattling noise coming from the car engine and neglect to book the car in for a service. “It’ll be alright,” we assure ourselves, “it’s only a few thousand more kilometres”.
If the ‘greatest moral and economic challenge of our generation’ can wait until 2013 at the earliest, along with the savings required to repair our tattered budget, what chance does the rest of Kevin Rudd’s overloaded COAG reform agenda have?
Kevin Rudd's ministers had better hope the correct meals and hairdryers are on hand if the long list of outstanding COAG reforms is to be addressed at today's meeting.
The Male Champions of Change initiative is a fantastic project that will help Australian women realise their enormous potential, said Senator Marise Payne, Acting Shadow Minister for the Status of Women.