Dec 31, 2012: Australia Prime Minister Julia Gillard says her government has two major items to implement in 2013 before going to an election – introducing the National Disability Insurance Scheme and undertaking further major education reforms.
Ms Gillard took time off from her holidays to make an appearance at the Woodford Folk Festival over the weekend.
She says the government would continue to work to keep the economy strong and jobs rolling, but the other two issues were her "two big ambitions for 2013 before we get around to winning that election".
"I want to see us launch the National Disability Insurance Scheme on the first of July," she said.
"Then the other thing I've got a really big focus on is delivering on further education reforms.
"We had a fair old wake up call in international testing (recently). We can make sure our kids can get a world-class education."
She said the government had already made changes to a number of schools that had been struggling.
"What we've got to do now is take it and upscale and give it to every school and make a difference to every school.
"I'm absolutely determined that we're battling through on that."