I've waited nine long years to say these words: congratulations to Treasurer Jim Chalmers on delivering Labor's first budget in nine years. The Albanese Labor government is delivering on our election commitments, providing targeted cost-of-living relief and ending the waste and rorts from that previous government. This budget provides cost-of-living relief without adding to inflationary measures, by making child care cheaper, by cutting the cost of medicines, by expanding paid parental leave to six months, by making more affordable housing and by getting wages moving again. We're delivering on what we promised.
In this budget and in my electorate of Moreton, we're delivering on the commitments that I took to the last election:. $2 million for an accessibility and safety upgrade of the Sunnybank pedestrian bridge; $400,000 for a fauna crossing under Toohey Road, which snakes through Toohey Forest; a community battery in Moorooka, part of the $224.3 million for the Community Batteries for Household Solar Program; and matching the Queensland government's $133 million commitment to fix the dangerous Coopers Plains rail crossing on Boundary Road. Under Labor, there will be 2,811 additional university places for Queensland and $24.6 million for communities that were impacted by floods earlier this year, such as Yeronga, Rocklea, Tennyson, Graceville, Sherwood—and I could go on. The Albanese government is delivering for Australians today to build a better future for all.