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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 Wednesday, Aug 20 2014.

Portfolios

Attorney-General's

National Museum of Australia - National Museum acquires Michael Chamberlain Torana

The National Museum of Australia, in Canberra has acquired the 1977 model yellow hatchback V8 Torana, which was central to the conviction and ultimate exoneration of Lindy and Michael Chamberlain, over the 1980 disappearance of their daughter, Azaria. 'Because I love this car, it is with some sorrow that I am releasing it to the National Museum but I also take comfort from the decision, because I know the Museum will take better care of the vehicle than I can. National Museum senior curator Sophie Jensen said that, 'the Torana is an important addition to the Museum's National Historical Collection which will help future generations understand this important and tragic episode in Australian legal history'.

http://www.nma.gov.au/media/media_releases_by_year/current_year_-_2014/national_...

Seven Australian films now bound for Toronto International Film Festival

Funding for audience-engaging features of any genre. - Australian Festivals & Events. The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) today announced the international premieres of two more Australian films - and.

http://www.screenaustralia.gov.au/news_and_events/2014/mr_140820_torontoall.aspx

Employment

Work for the Dole Coordinators | Ministers' Media Centre

TheAustralian Government's Work for the Dole moved to the next stage today with the announcement of new Work for the Dole Coordinators in 18 selected areas across Australia. - CVGT Australia Limited. - MaxNetwork Pty Ltd.

http://ministers.employment.gov.au/hartsuyker/work-dole-coordinators

Environment

New maps help protect our native species | Department of the Environment

Media Release 19 August 2014. The Department of the Environment today released more than 1700 new maps and data that local communities can use to find threatened species in their area. The maps were developed by the Department using details from state, territory and national databases as well as information published in species recovery plans and listing advice.

http://www.environment.gov.au/mediarelease/new-maps-help-protect-our-native-spec...

Foreign Affairs and Trade

Robb to deepen collaboration with Singapore, Media release, 19 Aug 2014, Australian Minister for Trade and Investment, The Hon Andrew Robb AO MP

Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb will depart for Singapore today to promote broader economic ties between Singapore and Australia. Mr Robb will accompany an Australian business delegation visiting key aviation and aerospace sites and take part in discussions with Singapore-based companies aimed at building closer links in the sector.. Singapore, like Australia, is an important centre for aerospace investment and innovation, presenting real opportunities for collaboration, Mr Robb said.

http://www.trademinister.gov.au/releases/Pages/2014/ar_mr_140919.aspx?ministerid...

Relationship with China greatly valued, Media release, 19 Aug 2014, Australian Minister for Trade and Investment, The Hon Andrew Robb AO MP

The Abbott Government wants to make it perfectly clear that it greatly values Australia's strong and growing relationship with China and its people, the Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb said today. We not only greatly value the contributions Australian Chinese are making to our community, but we are also determined to deepen our trade, investment and people-to-people linkages with China. This explains our hope of concluding an historic free trade agreement with China this year and also the 700-strong business mission the Prime Minister Tony Abbott led to China earlier this year, Australia's biggest ever.

http://www.trademinister.gov.au/releases/Pages/2014/ar_mr_140819.aspx?ministerid...

Health

Slyn Both (for both Men & Women) capsules

info@tga.gov.au | 1800 020 653 | More contact info Translate | Subscribe. Home Safety information Product recalls Alerts Early warning system Reporting problems Safety information & education Consumers Consumer information & education Reporting problems Importing by mail or courier For travellers & visitors Health professionals Health professional information & education Reporting problems Accessing unapproved products Industry Regulation basics Prescription medicines Over-the-counter medicines Complementary medicines Sunscreens Medical devices & IVDs Blood, tissues & biologicals Other therapeutic goods Manufacturing therapeutic goods Scheduling of medicines & poisons About the TGA TGA basics Contact the TGA Educational materials Compliance & other regulatory actions Committees Employment & job vacancies Fees & payments TGA eBusiness Services International TGA Internet site archive News room News & public notices Consultations & reviews Events, training

http://www.tga.gov.au/safety/alerts-medicine-slyn-both-men-women-capsules-140819...

Maternal death rate remains low for Australian women√Ębut some groups at greater risk (AIHW)

AIHW Board AIHW senior staff Annual report Capability statement Collaboration Customer care charter FOI - freedom of information Indexed list of files Conferences & events 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=60129548457

Review of After-Hours Service Delivery

The Minister for Health has announced an independent review of after-hours primary health care services in Australia. PDF printable version of Review of After-Hours Service Delivery (PDF 301 KB). The central role of General Practitioners and general practice in delivering after-hours services The policy settings required to generate innovative solutions Appropriate and effective delivery strategies, taking into account current and available mechanisms Existing infrastructure and services Effective and deregulated administrative arrangements Appropriate mechanisms for information sharing and data collection Opportunities for improved engagement with the private sector Delivery challenges in rural and remote regions Consumer expectations and needs Findings from previous evaluations of the After Hours Primary Health Care Programme Any transition to new arrangements, including timing Enquiries regarding the after-hours review can be directed to the Department of Health After-Hours Review Inbox.

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

Slyn Both Green capsules

info@tga.gov.au | 1800 020 653 | More contact info Translate | Subscribe. Safety information & education. The supply of Slyn Both Green capsules is illegal.

http://www.tga.gov.au/safety/alerts-medicine-slyn-both-green-capsules-140819.htm

Immigration and Border Protection

Citizenship testing close to home

Minister for Immigration and Border Protection. People living in some areas of regional Australia can now sit the Australian Citizenship test at their local Centrelink or Medicare Service Centre. The government now offers weekly citizenship testing at 29 service centres across Australia - from Kalgoorlie in Western Australia to Mackay in Queensland.

http://www.minister.immi.gov.au/media/sm/2014/sm217179.htm

Getting children safely out of detention

Minister for Immigration and Border Protection. There are now 516 fewer children in held detention today than at the last election. We will also be moving children and families currently in community detention onto bridging visas as well.

http://www.minister.immi.gov.au/media/sm/2014/sm217175.htm

Getting children safely out of detention, Cambodia, Senate

Minister for Immigration and Border Protection. That's what's stopping the children coming on the boats. The children who are on detention offshore - those are children who largely have arrived under your government.

http://www.minister.immi.gov.au/media/sm/2014/sm217183.htm

Getting children safely out of detention

Minister for Immigration and Border Protection. More than 8000 children turned up on boats during Labor's years of failed border policies and the number of children in held detention peaked at almost 2000 in July last year. To date, the only way this could be safely done for children under 10 is by placement in community residential facilities as part of the community detention programme.

http://www.minister.immi.gov.au/media/sm/2014/sm217171.htm

Safely removing children from detention, Cambodia, border protection, visa cancellations

Minister for Immigration and Border Protection. Where is he now and is he going back to PNG? Is he not living here?. So he is not in jail he is in detention?.

http://www.minister.immi.gov.au/media/sm/2014/sm217207.htm

Industry

Australian Synchrotron New User Symposium and User meeting - ANSTO

The Australian Synchrotron's New User Symposium 2014, aimed at novice users wishing to learn more about how synchrotron, accelerator and neutron based techniques can benefit their research, will be held immediately prior to the User Meeting. For the first time, the Australian Synchrotron will be hosting it's New User Symposium 2014 immediately prior to the User Meeting on 19 November. The User Meeting 2014 and New User Symposium 2014 will be held at the Australian Synchrotron's National Centre for Synchrotron Science (NCSS).

http://www.ansto.gov.au/AboutANSTO/News/ACS052127

Podcast: Cosmology, galaxy formation, and the discovery of other worlds - ANSTO

Listen to podcast of Professor Warrick Couch on cosmology, galaxy formation, and the discovery of other worlds, as part of our distinguished lecture series. This telescope has enabled scientists to conduct world-leading research in the areas of cosmology, galaxy formation, and the search for `habitable' planets around other stars. Warrick Couch is the Director of the Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO).

http://www.ansto.gov.au/AboutANSTO/News/ACS052121

Infrastructure and Regional Development

Works underway on Sancrox Road Interchange

Minister for Regional Infrastructure and Services. Motorists are set to enjoy safer driving conditions on the Pacific Highway, with the first sod turned today on the Sancrox Road Interchange project. Member for Port Macquarie Leslie Williams said work on the Sancrox Road interchange started on 22 July.

http://www.minister.infrastructure.gov.au/wt/releases/2014/august/wt149_2014.asp...

Social Services

Citizenship testing close to home - Minister for Human Services

Senator the Hon Marise Payne Minister for Human Services. People living in some areas of regional Australia can now sit the Australian Citizenship test at their local Centrelink or Medicare Service Centre. Minister for Immigration and Border Protection the Hon Scott Morrison and Minister for Human Services Senator the Hon Marise Payne today announced a new partnership between their departments to make it easier for people living in regional areas across Australia to sit the citizenship test.

http://www.mhs.gov.au/media/media_releases/2014/08/19_08_2014_-_citizenship_test...

Treasury

Maggie Beer Products acknowledges labelling likely to be misleading | ACCC

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has accepted a court enforceable undertaking from Maggie Beer Products Pty Ltd (Maggie Beer Products) in which Maggie Beer Products acknowledges that its conduct was likely to have been misleading, in breach of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL). The undertaking relates to Maggie Beer Products' place of origin representations on the labelling of Maggie Beer branded Ice cream (all flavours), Aged Red Wine Vinegar , Extra virgin olive oil and Rosemary and verjuice biscuits , representations made at a Local Fair held at a Woolworths Limited (Woolworths) supermarket in Mitcham, South Australia and representations made in correspondence sent by Maggie Beer Products to Woolworths. Maggie Beer branded Ice cream (all flavours), Extra virgin olive oil and Rosemary and verjuice biscuits are manufactured by third parties in Victoria, while Maggie Beer branded Aged Red Wine Vinegar is manufactured by a third party in Queensland.

http://accc.gov.au/media-release/maggie-beer-products-acknowledges-labelling-lik...

Save yourself a visit from a Census Field Officer (Media Release)

These documents will be presented in a new window. Commonwealth of Australia 2014.

http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/mediareleasesbyReleaseDate/788B53D96DD80...

Help keep our Census Field Officers out of harm's way (Media Release)

These documents will be presented in a new window. Commonwealth of Australia 2014.

http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/mediareleasesbyReleaseDate/13DCA782B7128...

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