The latest COAG progress report clearly shows that Labor is continuing to stall on key reforms like ending indigenous disadvantage, said Senator Marise Payne, Shadow Minister for COAG.
I look forward to getting to work in my new portfolio areas following the announcement of Tony Abbott’s new Coalition Shadow Ministry yesterday.
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?