Kevin Rudd’s indigenous army of nation builders

Sep 2nd, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Australia

The Australian: Kevin Rudd is poised to use a $76 billion nation-building infrastructure program to tackle indigenous disadvantage by insisting Aborigines be recruited to work on dozens of new roads, ports and railway projects across the nation.

The Prime Minister’s hand-picked business adviser Rod Eddington, who heads the Government’s Infrastructure Australia organisation, last night said he would ask its board to agree that Aborigines should be provided access to jobs to be created as a result of the Government’s promises to ease infrastructure bottlenecks.

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