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

LABOR TO REVITALISE ILLAWARRA NETBALL

A Shorten Labor Government will commit $2 million towards upgrading the netball facilities at Berkeley’s Fred Finch Park.  Continue reading

$11 MILLION BOOST FOR MEDICAL INNOVATION AND INTELLIGENT FABRICATION AT UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG

A Shorten Labor Government would invest $10 million to further expand the capability of the Facility for Intelligent Fabrication (FIF) and $1 million to establish a 3D BioPrinting Facility at the University of Wollongong (UOW). Continue reading

LABOR COMMITS TO PROGRESSING THE MALDON-DOMBARTON RAIL LINK

A Shorten Labor Government would provide $50 million in investment to work on the completion of the long-stalled Maldon-Dombarton rail link to boost productivity and promote growth in the Illawarra region. Continue reading

LABOR COMMITS FUNDING TO HARS EXPANSION

A Shorten Labor Government will commit $750,000 towards the expansion of the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society’s museum at Illawarra Regional Airport.  Continue reading

GOVERNMENT USING MOBILE BLACKSPOT FUNDS TO PUMP UP ITS ELECTION BID

The Morrison Governments’ decision to push ahead with a 5th round of Mobile Phone Blackspot funding can only be seen as a clumsy attempt to pork barrel regional electorates in the lead up to the Federal Election. Continue reading

LABOR REFERS NEW ENGLAND MOBILE TOWER TO NATIONAL AUDIT OFFICE

Labor has referred allegations of irregularities in the award of contracts under the Mobile Phone Blackspot Program to the ANAO (the Australian National Audit Office). Continue reading

MORE INVESTMENT IN THE ABC AND MORE REGIONAL JOBS UNDER LABOR

A Shorten Labor Government will provide $13 million to the ABC to support regional broadcasting services, more local and regional content, emergency broadcasting and the creation of a News Literacy Program. This investment will also create more jobs in regional Australia. Continue reading