Anthony Albanese says Labor will focus on relieving ‘immense pressure’ on cities

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Shadow cities minister says Labor will overhaul Turnbull’s city deals initiative to protect against ‘political whim’

Anthony Albanese says Labor will overhaul Malcolm Turnbull’s city deals initiative with a new bottom-up program to promote urban renewal if it wins the next federal election.

The shadow cities minister used a speech to the Sydney Institute on Wednesday to flag the change in approach, pledging to work with local government on the commonwealth’s city partnerships rather than providing “funding commitments that are determined from the top down and tied to the electoral cycle”.

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