Gillard Offers Western Sydney Motorway Funding With Conditions

On the first full day of her week-long campaign in western Sydney, Prime Minister Julia Gillard has promised funding for the western Sydney motorway network, provided the state government comes up with an acceptable business plan.

Speaking beside a noisy motorway with Infrastructure Minister Anthony Albanese and Labor MPs from western Sydney, Gillard stipulated several conditions for her government’s support for WestConnex project. [Read more…]

Swan Announces Banking Reforms

The Treasurer, Wayne Swan, has announced a series of proposals to increase competition in Australian banking.

The Treasurer spoke at a press conference in Canberra today with Assistant Treasurer Bill Shorten and Parliamentary Secretary David Bradbury. Click the PLAY button to listen to the complete audio of the press conference: [Read more…]