This speech, titled ‘Building a Big Australia: Future Planning Needs of Our Major Cities’ was delivered by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to the Business Council of Australia 2009 Annual Dinner on 27 October 2009
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Tonight I want to discuss a core element of our nation’s long-term infrastructure reform.
One that has been part of our national economic policy debate for many decades.
One that is critical to achieving our goals of lifting productivity, tackling climate change and improving the lives of millions of Australians.
I refer to the future planning of our major cities.