australia.gov.au

 
  • Share on facebook
  • Share on twitter
  • Share on LinkedIn
  • Share on Google+

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 Thursday, May 28 2015.

Portfolios

Agriculture

Wagga Wagga Farm Business Update - Grains Research & Development Corporation

The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) will host a Farm Business Update in Wagga Wagga in August.

http://www.grdc.com.au/media-centre/media-news/south/2015/05/wagga-wagga-farm-bu...

ARFF and SPFIA encouraged to continue discussions

Senator Richard Colbeck, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture expressed genuine disappointment over the lack of progress in negotiations between the Small Pelagic Fishery Industry Association (SPFIA) and the Australian Recreational Fishing Foundation (ARFF) over the small pelagic fishery. Senator Colbeck said he recognised the negotiation process was never going to be easy and had discussed with both parties the option of facilitated negotiations if it became too difficult. For ARFF to walk away from negotiations after that offer was made and then say they would be approaching Government for a facilitated negotiation is a surprise.

http://www.agricultureparlsec.gov.au/pages/media-releases/arff-and-spfia-encoura...

Depreciation for farmers brought forward

Minister for Agriculture, the Hon. The measure builds on our more than $333 million in targeted support for farmers and communities impacted by drought announced by the Prime Minister on 9, May in Longreach, Queensland, taking the Government's total commitments to farmers in this year's budget to more than $400 million. Bringing forward these changes to begin from 1 July 2016 to 12 May 2015 is estimated to cost $72 million over the forward estimates. .

http://www.agricultureminister.gov.au/pages/media-releases/depreciation-for-farm...

Attorney-General's

Catching Milat a ratings success

Funding for audience-engaging features of any genre. - Festivals and Awards. - Enterprise Industry overview.

http://www.screenaustralia.gov.au/news_and_events/2015/gn_150527_catchingmilat.a...

News Alert: New statistics on Australian women working in film

Funding for audience-engaging features of any genre. - Australian Festivals & Events. Screen Australia today releases two new infographics providing the latest statistics on the participation of Australian women working in film.

http://www.screenaustralia.gov.au/news_and_events/2015/na_150527_womeninfilm.asp...

Apply now!

Funding for audience-engaging features of any genre. - Festivals and Awards. - Enterprise Industry overview.

http://www.screenaustralia.gov.au/news_and_events/2015/gn_150527_applynow.aspx

AUSTRAC has required Canberra Southern Cross Club to appoint an external auditor | Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC)

AUSTRAC has required Canberra Southern Cross Club Limited (CSCC) to appoint an external auditor to assess and help improve its compliance with anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing (AML/CTF) laws. CSCC is required to appoint an external auditor to assess the:. AUSTRAC CEO Paul Jevtovic said that AUSTRAC will make use of the full suite of its powers..

http://austrac.gov.au/media/media-releases/austrac-has-required-canberra-souther...

Cinematic TV in the spotlight

Funding for audience-engaging features of any genre. - Festivals and Awards. - Enterprise Industry overview.

http://www.screenaustralia.gov.au/news_and_events/2015/gn_150527_cinematictv.asp...

Communications

Telecommunications in new developments a new approach to competition | Minister for Communications

You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. The Minister for Communications, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, today released the Government's new policy for the provision of telecommunications infrastructure in new real estate developments. The Government is now working on a number of measures to support the policy, including new carrier licence conditions to deliver minimum standards for telecommunications in new developments and a website to map new developments and show providers servicing new developments.

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

Environment

Shen Neng 1 grounding: statement - GBRMPA

The following statement is provided by Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Chairman, Dr. On 3 April 2010, the Chinese-registered bulk carrier Shen Neng 1 caused the largest known direct impact on a coral reef by a ship grounding. GBRMPA has continued to closely monitor the state of the shoal and to assess what is required for recovery of the shoal.

http://www.gbrmpa.gov.au/media-room/latest-news/corporate/2015/shen-neng-1-groun...

Finance

Joint Media Release MC 26/15 - Introduction of the Medical Research Future Fund Bill 2015

The Abbott Government is focused on ensuring Australia's best and brightest medical researchers remain at the forefront of developing treatments and cures that will improve the lives of Australians and millions of people around the world. The Medical Research Future Fund is a landmark Coalition Government initiative. Subject to the passage of the legislation, the Medical Research Future Fund will be established from 1 August 2015.

http://www.financeminister.gov.au/media/2015/0527-medical-research-future-fund-b...

Foreign Affairs and Trade

World Risk Developments May 2015 | Efic

Efic's latest edition of World Risk Developments reviews opportunities and risks for Australian exporters arising from latest economic and geopolitical developments across the globe. Efic's latest edition of World Risk Developments reviews opportunities and risks for Australian exporters arising from latest economic and geopolitical developments across the globe. Sign Up for World Risk Developments.

http://www.efic.gov.au/news-events/media-releases/2015/may/world-risk-developmen...

Health

Riverina Consortium to Focus on Palliative Care

Assistant Minister for Health, Fiona Nash, has announced that a local consortium from Wagga Wagga was successful in securing funding of $3.3 million through the National Palliative Care Projects. PDF printable version of Riverina Consortium to Focus on Palliative Care (PDF 252 KB). 'The aim of National Palliative Care Week is to engage the broader community in talking about and thinking about palliative care.

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/health-mediar...

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme to be reformed

Australians will benefit from cheaper medicines, a more competitive pharmacy sector and greater investment in new medicines and patient support services. The Abbott Government is proposing a Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme Access and Sustainability Package over the next five years (2015-2020), including: $18.9 billion Sixth Community pharmacy Agreement. This is expected to deliver efficiencies of $475 million over five years.

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/health-mediar...

Introduction of the Medical Research Future Fund Bill 2015

The Australian Government is focused on ensuring Australia's best and brightest medical researchers remain at the forefront of developing treatments and cures. PDF printable version of Introduction of the Medical Research Future Fund Bill 2015 (PDF 298 KB). The Medical Research Future Fund is a landmark Coalition Government initiative.

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/health-mediar...

Consumers big winners from medicines deals

The price of common medicines could be slashed for millions of Australians. PDF printable version of Consumers big winners from medicines deals (PDF 416 KB). The price of common medicines could be slashed for millions of Australians - potentially saving them over $100 per year - with the Abbott Government striking two landmark deals benefiting consumers.

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/health-mediar...

Response to resignation of David Koch

Media statement from Assistant Minister for Health, Fiona Nash on the resignation of David Koch from his position as advisory board chairman of the Organ and Tissue Authority. PDF printable version of Response to resignation of David Koch (PDF 239 KB). I note the resignation of David Koch from his position as advisory board chairman of the Organ and Tissue Authority following the announcement of an independent review aimed at improving organ donation rates in Australia.

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/health-mediar...

Industry

ERA 2015 Research Evaluation Committee Appointments

Australian Research Council (ARC) Acting Chief Executive Officer, Ms Leanne Harvey, today announced the appointment of three additional distinguished researchers to the membership of the Research Evaluation Committee (REC) Committees for Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2015. All distinguished researchers selected for the eight Research Evaluation Committees are drawn from Australia and overseas and will cover the following discipline clusters:. 'We are delighted with the membership of the ERA Committees for 2015 and to have such a distinguished group to assess and report on the quality of research in Australia,' Ms Harvey said.

http://www.arc.gov.au/media/releases/media_27may15.htm

New laboratory to increase confidence in solar | Australian Renewable Energy Agency

CSIRO is set to increase confidence in large scale solar by more accurately predicting how different solar photovoltaic (PV) systems will perform on Australian shores. 'A manufacturer's solar panel power rating comes from a standardised laboratory measurement that doesn't represent how well it will perform under Australian conditions. 'These notable achievements will further Australia's enviable position in solar PV research and strengthen the case for utility scale solar PV plants and rooftop installations.'.

http://arena.gov.au/media/new-laboratory-to-increase-confidence-in-solar/

Infrastructure and Regional Development

Contracts awarded for Woolgoolga to Ballina soft soils work

NSW Minister for Roads and Freight. The first soft soils works contracts have been awarded for the final 155 kilometre Woolgoolga to Ballina section of the Pacific Highway upgrade. The soft soils works are part of the $564.6 million Woolgoolga to Ballina planning and preconstruction works, with the Australian and New South Wales governments each contributing $282.3 million.

http://www.minister.infrastructure.gov.au/wt/releases/2015/may/wt156_2015.aspx

Prime Minister and Cabinet

Visa reforms for victims of human trafficking | Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women

Victims of human trafficking will be assisted following major reforms to the Human Trafficking Visa Framework included in the 2015/16 Federal Budget. Scott Morrison and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women, Senator the Hon. Minister Cash said in addition to redesigning an exclusive bridging visa, the reforms will change the name of the permanent visa used for trafficked people.

http://minister.women.gov.au/media/2015-05-27/visa-reforms-victims-human-traffic...

National Reconciliation Week | Minister for Indigenous Affairs

Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, marked the start of National Reconciliation Week by reflecting on two key milestones in the reconciliation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoplethe anniversaries of the successful 1967 referendum and the High Court Mabo decision. I encourage all Australians to take some time this week to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements and reflect on the significant progress of the national reconciliation effort, Minister Scullion said. The theme for National Reconciliation Week in 2015 is - It's time to change it up.

http://minister.indigenous.gov.au/media/2015-05-27/national-reconciliation-week

IAS grant round investment totals $1 billion | Minister for Indigenous Affairs

The Australian Government's investment through the Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) grant round has increased to $1 billion, with 996 organisations to now receive funding for over 1,350 projects throughout Australia that will deliver improved outcomes for Indigenous Australians. Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, said today the increase from the initial $860 million was a result of the Government honouring its commitment to provide longer funding agreements for important frontline services and ensuring that any gaps that emerged as part of the round were filled as quickly as possible. In total, 46 per cent of funded organisations are Indigenous and 55 per cent of funds under the IAS round is going to Indigenous organisations.

http://minister.indigenous.gov.au/media/2015-05-27/ias-grant-round-investment-to...

Swearing-in ceremony at Government House | Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia

Government House, Canberra Admiralty House, Sydney. Nomination process for Order of Australia and Bravery decorations.

http://www.gg.gov.au/media-release/swearing-ceremony-government-house

Social Services

Visa reforms for victims of human trafficking | The Hon Scott Morrison MP

Victims of human trafficking will be assisted following major reforms to the Human Trafficking Visa Framework included in the 2015/16 Federal Budget. Scott Morrison and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women, Senator the Hon. Minister for Justice, the Hon.

http://scottmorrison.dss.gov.au/media-releases/visa-reforms-for-victims-of-human...

Treasury

4839.0.55.002 - Patient Experiences in Australia: States and Territories, 2013-14

These documents will be presented in a new window. Commonwealth of Australia 2015.

http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/mediareleasesbyReleaseDate/013483304B817...

15-129MR ASIC cancels TCI Capital Adviser's AFS licence | ASIC - Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Our media releases cover a wide range of ASIC activities such as enforcement outcomes, consumer warnings, legislative amendments and policy updates. Subscribe to the email distribution by sending your name, title, organisation, email address and contact phone numbers tomedia.subscription@asic.gov.au.

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

Appointment of Panel Members [27/05/2015]

Wednesday, 27 May 2015. He was a Panel member from 2011 to 2014. She is a non-executive director of Fortescue Metals Group and is a chartered accountant.

http://www.takeovers.gov.au/content/DisplayDoc.aspx?doc=media_releases/2015/028....

15-131MR ASIC updates guidance for externally administered companies and registered schemes being wound up | ASIC - Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Our media releases cover a wide range of ASIC activities such as enforcement outcomes, consumer warnings, legislative amendments and policy updates. Subscribe to the email distribution by sending your name, title, organisation, email address and contact phone numbers tomedia.subscription@asic.gov.au.

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

15-130MR ASIC permanently bans convicted fraudster | ASIC - Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Our media releases cover a wide range of ASIC activities such as enforcement outcomes, consumer warnings, legislative amendments and policy updates. Subscribe to the email distribution by sending your name, title, organisation, email address and contact phone numbers tomedia.subscription@asic.gov.au.

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

Panel Publishes Revised Guidance Note 2 and Guidance Note 4 [27/05/2015]

Wednesday, 27 May 2015. The Takeovers Panel today published revised versions of Guidance Note 2 Reviewing Decisions and Guidance Note 4 Remedies General 1. On 16 March 2015, the Panel issued consultation papers in relation to proposed changes to Guidance Note 2 and Guidance Note 4.

http://www.takeovers.gov.au/content/DisplayDoc.aspx?doc=media_releases/2015/026....

Richfield International Limited - Panel Reissues Reasons with Postscript [27/05/2015]

Wednesday, 27 May 2015. Following the Panel's decision to vary its final orders in relation to the affairs of Richfield International Ltd (see TP15/24), the Panel has reissued the reasons for its decision with a postscript in relation to the variation. The sitting Panel was Peter Day (sitting President), Christian Johnston and Byron Koster.

http://www.takeovers.gov.au/content/DisplayDoc.aspx?doc=media_releases/2015/027....

Back to top