First Words (30/10/2010)

The full text of Stephen Jones' first speech to Parliament, Tuesday 19 October 2010. Full speech: To download a PDF of this speech, click here. Continue reading

Why Do People Become Politicians? (26/10/2010)

In this opinion piece originally published in the Illawarra Mercury, Nick Hartgerink poses the question while considering the future prospects of Stephen Jones. -- WHO IN THEIR RIGHT MIND would choose a career that keeps them away from their families for weeks on end, robs them of their privacy, makes their pay and retirement packages public knowledge and from which they can be sacked by a fickle public? Continue reading

The Choice For Australia (20/08/2010)

Julia Gillard addresses the National Press Club, Canberra. -- THANK YOU ALL very much. I’m delighted to be here to explain my positive economic plan and my vision for Australia. Continue reading

Only Labor Has Delivered For Seniors (05/08/2010)

Older Australians have made our nation strong and prosperous, and deserve to be supported in their retirement, writes Jenny Macklin.  -- A GILLARD LABOR GOVERNMENT is committed to a strong and secure economy so we can provide services to the community such as world-class hospitals and aged care facilities. Continue reading

Creating Opportunities For Our Future Tradies (31/07/2010)

Prime Minister Julia Gillard on the importance of skills training for our future apprentices. -- AS I SPEAK to parents, from all around the country, from all walks of life, one thing they all have in common is the desire to see their kids get a good education. Continue reading