LABOR STATEMENT ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT

A Shorten Labor Government will partner with local government to build better local communities and tackle some of the key challenges the sector faces. We will contribute nearly $1 billion in new funding to local government through initiatives outlined in our Local Government Plan.   Continue reading

LABOR TO IMPROVE SUPPORT FOR WOMEN ESCAPING FAMILY VIOLENCE

A Shorten Labor Government will commit $1.5 million to the Illawarra Women’s Health Centre to establish a service to support women escaping and recovering from domestic and family violence (DFV). Continue reading

LABOR BOOSTS FUNDING TO SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS ARTISANS COLLECTIVE

A Shorten Labor Government will commit $95,000 to upgrade facilities at the Old Potato Shed in Robertson to support the Southern Highlands Artisans Collective (SHAC). Continue reading

MCKENZIE NEEDS TO EXPLAIN MOBILE BLACK SPOT COVERAGE COMMITMENT

Labor calls on Bridget McKenzie to show she is not telling porkies to regional Australia about the Coalition’s regional communications policy. Continue reading

LABOR’S FAIR GO FOR THE ILLAWARRA AND SOUTH COAST

Labor’s Illawarra Team have this week launched their $1.2 billion plan to improve infrastructure and boost health and education services across the Illawarra and South Coast. Only the Labor candidates have set out a detailed plan to boost the economy, generate jobs and improve services for locals. Continue reading

LABOR WILL BUILD A STRONGER FUTURE FOR REGIONAL AUSTRALIA

A Shorten Labor Government will invest $795 million in a comprehensive Plan for Regional Development, to ensure the strength of our regions.   Continue reading

LABOR TO INVEST $25 MILLION IN REGIONAL DIGITAL SKILLS HUBS

A Shorten Labor Government will invest $25 million on a network of digital skills hubs to help boost the digital skills of 500,000 Australians living in our regions. Continue reading

LABOR COMMITS $50 MILLION TO PICTON ROAD UPGRADE

A Shorten Labor Government would provide $50 million in investment for further upgrades to the Picton Road if elected on 18 May. Continue reading

LABOR TO INVEST IN SHELLHARBOUR MUSIC HUB

As part of Labor’s Soundtrack Australia Music Policy, a Shorten Labor Government will commit $100,000 to establish a music hub in Shellharbour to provide a place for young musicians to learn, rehearse and practice the art of live performance.  Continue reading

LABOR TO INVEST IN REMOTE INDIGENOUS COMMUNICATIONS

A Shorten Labor will invest $7 million on a strategy to improve connectivity in remote Indigenous communities to improve access to telehealth, education and tourism opportunities. Continue reading