By Catherine King Mp
I am deeply honoured and humbled to have been sworn in as the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government.
As a regional person myself, I understand how much this portfolio can mean to the lives of Australians across our great country.
Good infrastructure investment creates jobs, builds opportunity and unlocks economic growth and productivity.
Resilient and reliable transport is the backbone of the nation.
And local government is the closest level of government to the community, delivering the services that Australians rely on.
From the city to the country, I am determined to see this key economic portfolio play its role in helping to build a better future for all Australians.
I look forward to working collaboratively with my colleagues in the states, territories and across local government to deliver the projects and the reforms that will make a real different to the lives of all Australians.
Now, the hard work starts.