House debates

Tuesday, 23 May 2023

Statements by Members

Albanese Government

1:56 pm

Photo of Joanne RyanJoanne Ryan (Lalor, Australian Labor Party) Share this | | Hansard source

One year ago, Australians voted for change, and I am reminded with incredible pride, the same way I have been since I first walked into this place, that our roles here provide us an opportunity in government. But every day we're also incredibly humbled by the responsibility. Never so more than in 12 months of being in government.

We've got to work as a government cleaning up the mess we inherited and laying strong foundations for a better future. We've been able to achieve a lot in 12 months—the biggest-ever investment in bulkbilling, cheaper medicines, fee-free TAFE, action on climate change, cheaper child care, getting wages moving, energy bill relief—but there's more to come, and we're still working hard. We're investing in affordable housing, creating secure jobs, boosting renewable energy and making more things here in Australia. We were elected to build a better future and that's what this Labor government's about.