Labor welcomes the Joint Committee on Public Accounts and Audit’s inquiry into the Coalition’s Regional Jobs and Investment Packages. Shadow Minister Catherine King wrote to the Chair of the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit requesting the inquiry just days after the report’s Melbourne Cup-timed release. “Labor welcomes the action by the Audit Committee


***CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY*** Acknowledgements omitted Thank you for the invitation to deliver the seventeenth JK McDougall Lecture. It is an honour to join the long list of distinguished speakers who have delivered this lecture in honour of the Ararat branch’s first President and Secretary John Keith McDougall.  JK McDougall of course was very much a
***CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY*** Good morning and thank you for the invitation to join you here today. I begin by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land upon which we meet, and pay my respects to their elders past, present and emerging. I know Anthony is speaking at the dinner tonight. His passion for our nation’s
Scott Morrison has this week announced infrastructure funding for all mainland states – leaving the Territory out in the cold. Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Catherine King said the ad-hoc announcements across the country showed Scott Morrison was under pressure to be seen to be doing something. “These ad-hoc infrastructure announcements are