The Australian Labor Party is Australia’s oldest political party. Labor’s history andthe history o Australia’s democracy are inextricably intertwined.We have a great objective —
the light on the hill
.For 120 years, the enduring values o airness, opportunity and the bettermento humankind have motivated members o the Labor Party and the wider LabourMovement, and they motivate us still.The government I am privileged to lead continues in that proud tradition.We are working hard to build a strong economy, a sustainable environmentand a air society that provides opportunity and looks ater the vulnerable.My government’s rst year has been testing: a nely balanced parliament, stateelection deeats, devastating natural disasters and the most negative Opposition inAustralia’s history.Despite these actors, we are advancing our historic purpose with a signicantreorm program.Addressing climate change. High-speed broadband. Sharing our mineral wealth.Better health services. More university and training places. Better services or ourregions. Fixing the Murray–Darling.On all these issues and more, Labor has a program that is rmly ocused on the uture.We set our alarm clocks early because we know that to be in government is a greathonour and privilege. The results o our work are beginning to show in the policiesand achievements documented in this booklet.We are making a dierence. And that means or Labor in 2011, the
light on the hill
still burns brightly.Let’s keep the aith and see the job through together.
Prime Minister o Australia