Archives for January 2010

State Of The Union Address 2010 – President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama delivered his first State of the Union Address on Janaury 27, 2010.

It was one year and one week since his inauguration on January 20, 2009. [Read more…]

Treasurer Wayne Swan Comments On Inflation Figures

The Treasurer, Wayne Swan, has held his first press conference for the year, discussing a range of issues, including the inflation figures published today.

Swan also took questions on the report from the International Monetary Fund, the proposed emissions trading scheme, the Henry Tax Review, and mortgage interest rates. [Read more…]

Kevin Rudd Praises Spirit of ‘Fair Go’ And ‘Can Do’ In Speech To Australian Of The Year Nominees

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has praised Australian of the Year nominees, at a morning tea at The Lodge, in Canberra.

Rudd said the Australian story was summed up in two expressions: “I’ve summarised it as the spirit of the ‘can do’. That is, Australians who look at a problem and say to themselves ‘I can fix that’, and they go about fixing it.

“And then there’s equally the great Australian spirit of the ‘fair go’. That is, when I see my brother or my sister in need, then they deserve a fair go and my job is to go out there and do what I can to give that to them.” [Read more…]

Kevin Rudd’s Australia Day Speech

This is Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s speech to an Australia Day reception in Sydney.

Rudd talked of his family’s origins and praised Australian qualities of practicality, the fair go and volunteering. [Read more…]

Joe Hockey Accuses Kevin Rudd Of Rewriting Economic History

The Shadow Treasurer, Joe Hockey, has criticised Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, accusing him of rewriting economic history.

In an interview with the ABC, Hockey defended the economic record of the Howard government. [Read more…]

Kevin Rudd’s Speech To Community Cabinet In Magill

This is Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s speech to the Community Cabinet audience in Magill, South Australia.

Earlier in the day, Rudd delivered an Australia Day speech in Adelaide. He spoke about infrastructure and the economy. The text is shown below. [Read more…]

Victorian Labor Minister Lynne Kosky Resigns

This is the resignation statement from Victorian Labor government Transport Minister Lynne Kosky.

Kosky"Kosky has been the member for Altona since 1996.

She has been a minister since the Bracks government took office in October 1999. She began as Minister for Post Compulsory Education, Training and Employment before also taking on the Finance portfolio.

In 2002, she became Minister for Education and Training. Since 2006, she has been Minister for Public Transport and Minister for the Arts.

Kosky cited family health issues as her reason for resigning.

Premier John Brumby paid tribute to Kosky’s contribution to the ALP and the government. [Read more…]