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Latest media releases

This is a list of the latest media releases from Australian Government websites arranged under their portfolios. It is generated daily from new media releases collected overnight.

This list was generated on Friday, Aug 28 2015.

Portfolios

Agriculture

Greater certainty for Rural Financial Counselling Service

The Australian Government is continuing its support for the Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS), with a $3.5 million extension for existing service providers until 31 March 2016. With the impacts of drought continuing to put pressure on farm businesses in many parts of the country, it is more important than ever that farmers have certainty about the services and support available to them. We have also been working to implement many of the recommendations of the National Rural Advisory Council review of the service to ensure it is best meeting the needs of clients, Minister Joyce said.

http://www.agricultureminister.gov.au/pages/media-releases/greater-certainty-for...

Research project - expressions of interest sought

The Rural Industries R&D Corporation (RIRDC) is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced individuals or organisations to identify and assess existing products/systems for their suitability to validate and trace Australian agricultural produce through supply chains to export markets. The supply chain the product has passed through. The terms of reference for this project should be read and completed as part of your submission.

http://www.rirdc.gov.au/news/2015/08/27/research-project---expressions-of-intere...

Attorney-General's

Screen Australia partners with the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia on new film series (27 August 17 September)

A bespoke approach to developing drama. Screen Australia resources for documentary filmmakers. Mr Patterns production still, courtesy Screen Australia.

http://www.screenaustralia.gov.au/news_and_events/2015/mr_150827_mcapartnership....

Communications

DTO to commence recruitment campaign to find Australia's best tech talent | Minister for Communications

You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. The Digital Transformation Office (DTO) is calling on Australia's best tech talent as it embarks on a national recruitment drive to accelerate the pace of digital transformation across the Australian Government. Malcolm Turnbull is Minister for Communications.

http://www.minister.communications.gov.au/malcolm_turnbull/news/dto_to_commence_...

Defence

Defence Ministers » Minister for Defence - Address to the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia - QT Hotel, Canberra

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, it is a great pleasure to speak with you today about the alliance between Australia and the United States, in the context of the forthcoming 2015 Defence White Paper. It will be the most robust Defence White Paper in our history. The White Paper will provide a clear and transparent framework to establish a new Defence industry partnership.

http://www.minister.defence.gov.au/2015/08/27/minister-for-defence-address-to-th...

DHA NT projects win excellence awards

You are using an browser. Services Search DHA Search Print article Send to a friend. Executive Director of MBANT, Dave Malone commented `The event provides a fantastic opportunity to showcase the tremendous projects that our industry can deliver and to also recognise the very best of those with annual awards.' The winners of these EBC awards also have the opportunity to be thrown into the National spotlight by progressing into the National Master Builders Awards.

http://www.dha.gov.au/about-us/news-and-events/news/news-article?news=f80000ff-f...

Defence Ministers » Minister for Defence - New Light Weight Automatic Grenade Launcher for the ADF

The Government today announces the signing of a multi-million dollar acquisition and support contract for a Light Weight Automatic Grenade Launcher capability for the Australian Defence Force. Nioa Pty Ltd is based in Brisbane and will oversee the delivery and support of the Light Weight Automatic Grenade Launcher to the ADF. Under this contract more than 200 Light Weight Automatic Grenade Launcher systems will be delivered to the ADF from the third quarter of 2016 until mid 2017.

http://www.minister.defence.gov.au/2015/08/27/minister-for-defence-new-light-wei...

Education

Australian Council for Private Education and Training's (ACPET) 2015 Asia Pacific International Education Forum | Ministers' Media Centre, Australian Government

Thank you for the invitation to join you here today. Transnational education and skills training presents an enormous opportunity for Australian training providers. The Australian Government is firmly focused on jobs, and the quality of our training system.

http://ministers.education.gov.au/ryan/australian-council-private-education-and-...

Employment

Minister for Employment visits McDonald's training centre | Ministers' Media Centre, Australian Government

Minister for Employment Senator Eric Abetz today visited the McDonald's training centre in Sydney with Member for Berowra Philip Ruddock and Member for Bradfield Paul Fletcher. Andrew Gregory, CEO of McDonald's Australia, said that McDonald's has a proud tradition of giving thousands of Australians their first job. Philip Ruddock said that McDonald's role in training young Australians should be recognised.

http://ministers.employment.gov.au/abetz/minister-employment-visits-mcdonalds-tr...

Environment

Independent stocktake confirms environmental targets - Media release 27 August 2015

Minister for the Environment. Minister for the Environment Greg Hunt said today's release of the Sustainable Diversion Limit (SDL) stocktake showed projects were on track to deliver the environmental outcomes outlined under the Basin Plan. | Minister for the Environment | Parliamentary Secretary | Archives |.

http://www.environment.gov.au/minister/baldwin/2015/mr20150827.html

- Bureau of Meteorology Newsroom

The outlook for the next three months indicates:. Climate Outlooks indicate likely temperature and rainfall trends over monthly or seasonal timescales, and are driven by large-scale shifts in the climate such as El Nino or La Nina events. Blog Warnings Water Climate Environment Tropical Cyclones Tsunami Warning Centre Agriculture - Water and the Land Marine & Ocean UV & Sun Protection Rainfall & River Conditions Radar Sat Maps Rainfall Forecasts Seasonal Outlooks Climate Variability & Change Climate Data Online Seasonal Streamflow Forecasts Water Storage MetEye&trade National Weather Services Aviation Weather Services Defence Services Space Weather Services Registered User Services Commercial Weather Services Business Entry Point Facebook Twitter Youtube Blog Google+ RSS Careers Sitemap Feedback Freedom of Information Indigenous Weather Knowledge Glossary.

http://media.bom.gov.au/releases/201/bureau-issues-climate-outlook-for-september...

Green zone restrictions imposed on commercial fisher - GBRMPA

Normal 0 false false false EN-AU X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4. The fisher holds convictions for fishing in a green zone and for failing to prevent a vessel being used for fishing in such a zone. The Great Barrier Reef is a hive of activity.

http://www.gbrmpa.gov.au/media-room/latest-news/compliance/2015/green-zone-restr...

Finance

AEC to declare candidates tomorrow for the 2015 Canning by-election - Australian Electoral Commission

The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) will officially declare the candidates in the 2015 Canning federal by-election at 12 noon on Friday 28 August. A national AEC media release advising who the declared candidates are for the Canning by-election (in ballot paper order), will be issued as soon as possible after the conclusion of this event. © Australian Electoral Commission 2015.

http://www.aec.gov.au/media/media-releases/2015/08-27e.htm

Health

Social housing reduces financial stress and promotes stability for tenants (AIHW)

AIHW Board AIHW senior staff Annual report Capability statement Collaboration Customer care charter FOI - freedom of information Indexed list of files Organisation chart Presentations Privacy of data Public consultation Public Interest Disclosure Strategic Directions 2011-2014 Tenders . Male health Mental health Mothers & babies National health priority areas Overweight & obesity Palliative care Population health Prisoner health Risk factors Rural health Safety & quality of health care Veterans' health Workforce Youth health & wellbeing Youth justice. Health Health prevention Indigenous Australians Injury.

http://www.aihw.gov.au/media-release-detail/?id=60129552641

Para-rowers discover teamwork in diversity : News and Media : Australian Sports Commission

This is a boat with a difference: four rowers, three types of disability, two genders, but one collective goal. It's a good challenging boat that's for sure, Murdoch says. I found out very quickly it's a leg-dominated sport.

http://www.ausport.gov.au/news/ais_news/story_642896_para-rowers_discover_teamwo...

Immigration and Border Protection

Joint agency operation busts syndicate importing performance enhancing drugs - The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection Service Newsroom

Two men and a woman have been arrested and approximately 118 kilograms of Performance and Image Enh&hellip More .

http://newsroom.border.gov.au/releases/joint-agency-operation-busts-syndicate-im...

Industry

Interview with ABC Radio North and West SA

: Good Morning Minister, so what are you doing in Port Augusta today?. So we're doing everything we can but we need to do it in concert with the South Australian Government and also with the local governments in the region. So whilst it has cycled up and down, overall the industry continues to be strong.

http://minister.industry.gov.au/ministers/macfarlane/transcripts/interview-abc-r...

Prime Minister and Cabinet

Joint Doorstop Interview, Injinoo | Prime Minister of Australia

It's great to be here with the Prime Minister and Ministers at Injinoo Community Hall. This is not a recent phenomenon. But are you canvasing a replacement?.

http://www.pm.gov.au/media/2015-08-27/joint-doorstop-interview-injinoo

$5 million for Redfern Aboriginal Housing | Minister for Indigenous Affairs

The Commonwealth Government is committed to affordable housing for Aboriginal people on the Block in Redfern through a $5 million grant to the Aboriginal Housing Company. The Commonwealth is prepared to provide $5 million, on the following conditions:. That the affordable housing component commences and progresses at the same time as the commercial development and that Aboriginal Housing Company gets the appropriate skills to manage the project.

http://minister.indigenous.gov.au/media/2015-08-27/5-million-redfern-aboriginal-...

Treasury

15-232MR ASIC cancels South Australian liquidator's registration | ASIC - Australian Securities and Investments Commission

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http://www.asic.gov.au/about-asic/media-centre/find-a-media-release/2015-release...

Pages - APRA releases authorised deposit-taking institution (ADI) performance statistics for June 2015

There are currently no consultations open. The total capital base of ADIs was $238.1 billion at 30 June 2015 and risk-weighted assets were $1.8 trillion at that date. Copies of the June 2015 Quarterly ADI Performance Statistics publication are available on the APRA website at:.

http://www.apra.gov.au/mediareleases/pages/15_27.aspx

ACCC proposes to grant exemptions to two wheat port terminals at the port of Brisbane | ACCC

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released draft determinations proposing to exempt Queensland Bulk Terminals (QBT) and GrainCorp from having to comply with Parts 3 to 6 of the Wheat Code at their Port of Brisbane bulk wheat port terminals. The ACCC's draft view is that the two Brisbane port terminals face sufficient competitive pressures to warrant granting both port terminal operators exemptions from certain parts of the Code when providing services at their Brisbane facilities, ACCC Commissioner Cristina Cifuentes said. If the ACCC makes final determinations to exempt QBT and/or GrainCorp in relation to their Brisbane terminals, the ACCC will undertake monitoring of the two Brisbane bulk wheat port terminal services to continue to assess the level of competition at these facilities into the future.

http://accc.gov.au/media-release/accc-proposes-to-grant-exemptions-to-two-wheat-...

Affinity Education Group Limited - Panel Receives Application [27/08/2015]

Thursday, 27 August 2015. The Panel has received an application from Affinity Education Group Limited in relation to its affairs. On 2 July 2015, G8 acquired 16.41% of Affinity shares.

http://www.takeovers.gov.au/content/DisplayDoc.aspx?doc=media_releases/2015/042....

15-233MR Two overseas entities agree to stop providing unlicensed FX services | ASIC - Australian Securities and Investments Commission

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http://www.asic.gov.au/about-asic/media-centre/find-a-media-release/2015-release...

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