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It is a pleasure for me to give you some indication of
what the Coalition actually plans to do, as distinct
from what we were promising to do in the lead-up
to the Federal Election. In doing so, I want to assure
you there's no difference between the two, but we are
getting on with it now.
As the new Coalition Minister for Infrastructure and
Regional Development, I have been tasked with the
particular responsibility to help Tony Abbott become
the 'infrastructure Prime Minister' of Australia.
Our task, jointly as Prime Minister and Deputy
Prime Minister, is to get the country moving again,
to get it building again; developing a plan and
platform to ensure that we continue to roll out
infrastructure into the future in an affordable and
Together with [Assistant Minister for Infrastructure
and Regional Development] Jamie Briggs, we look
forward to implementing the Coalition's ambitious
plan to build the infrastructure of the 21st century.
There isn't likely to be a single solution that's
appropriate to fund infrastructure in every instance.
Some projects will lend themselves to a particular
funding model that may not work in another
instance. What may be very successful in achieving
one piece of infrastructure development may not be
successfully replicated elsewhere.
We will always have to be innovative, and be
prepared to be adventurous. But on the other hand,
particularly when it comes to Government money,
we will be conscious of the need to always ensure
that the investments we make are sound, that we
The Hon Warren Truss MP
The new Federal Government's renewed
focus on infrastructure investment shows
its importance as a driver for economic and
productivity growth, says Deputy Prime Minister
and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional
Development, The Hon Warren Truss M P.
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