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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, Jul 03 2015.

Portfolios

Agriculture

Funding agreements provide certainty for research and development

Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce. Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, said the final funding agreements would provide a strong basis for valuable investment in R&D projects. Funding agreements are a primary mechanism for managing the performance of RDCs and provide the framework for them to demonstrate value for money to levy payers and taxpayers.

http://www.agricultureminister.gov.au/pages/media-releases/funding-agreements-pr...

Funding agreements provide certainty for research and development

Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce. Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, said the final funding agreements would provide a strong basis for valuable investment in R&D projects. Funding agreements are a primary mechanism for managing the performance of RDCs and provide the framework for them to demonstrate value for money to levy payers and taxpayers. .

http://www.agricultureparlsec.gov.au/pages/media-releases/funding-agreements-pro...

Attorney-General's

Library captures the Internet | National Library of Australia

Future generations of Australians will now have access to today's online stories, thanks to the National Library of Australia. New legislation means that from January 2016 the National Library will be able to capture everything from ebooks to blogs, websites to social mediaand everything else published on the Internet. Director-General of the National Library of Australia, Ms Anne-Marie Schwirtlich, said for more than 100 years, the Library had been collecting all print material about Australia and Australians through legal deposit.

http://www.nla.gov.au/media-releases/2015/07/02/library-captures-the-internet

Communications

Paul Shetler appointed CEO of the Digital Transformation Office | Minister for Communications

You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. The Australian Government has appointed Mr Paul Shetler as the Chief Executive Officer for the Digital Transformation Office (DTO). Paul has 20 years' experience leading complex IT and business transformation projects, most recently as an executive at the UK's Government Digital Service (GDS) and as Chief Digital Officer for the UK Ministry of Justice.

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

ABC supports NAIDOC Week 2015 | About the ABC

The ABC is proud to support NAIDOC Week Sunday July 5 to Sunday July 12 and its celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island culture, history and people. NAIDOC week is a chance for all Australians to remind themselves of or become acquainted with the diversity of those cultures and the ABC is very proud to play a role in that, he said. ABC iView and ABC Indigenous join forces for NAIDOC week 2015 with Blackout From July 5 audiences will be able to watch Indigenous films, documentaries and never before seen short films on ABC iView.

http://about.abc.net.au/press-releases/abc-supports-naidoc-week-2015/

Defence

Defence Ministers » Minister for Defence - Release of the 2015 Defence White Paper Community Consultation Report

Topics: 2015 Defence White Paper Community Consultation Report, shipbuilding, terrorism, DHA housing at Campbell Barracks. Today is a day of a number of announcements in the Defence portfolio. Our aspiration is the have a continuous build in Australia.

http://www.minister.defence.gov.au/2015/07/02/minister-for-defence-release-of-th...

Youth opportunities abound at RAAF Base Amberley : Department of Defence

RAAF Base Amberley was today on show for the Air Force Gap Year graduation and the Indigenous Australian Science and Infrastructure Development Winter School base visit. While at RAAF Base Amberley students were given a tour of a C-17A Globemaster aircraft and witnessed a display of Air Force security capability, Warrant Officer Thompson said. More information on the Air Force Gap Year Program is available at http://www.defencejobs.gov.au/education/gapyear/.

http://news.defence.gov.au/2015/07/02/youth-opportunities-abound-at-raaf-base-am...

Education

2015-16 Skilled Occupations List | Department of Education and Training

Tips for searching this siteSearch documents. The 2015-16 Skilled Occupations List (SOL) has been released by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

http://education.gov.au/news/2015-16-skilled-occupations-list

Environment

Research to improve air quality and liveability in Western Sydney - Media release 2 July 2015

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment. Mr Baldwin said research into western Sydney's air quality will help inform future plans for monitoring air quality and policies designed to reduce exposure to particulate matter. | Minister for the Environment | Parliamentary Secretary | Archives |.

http://www.environment.gov.au/minister/baldwin/2015/mr20150702a.html

Leading Australian scientist announced as Clean Air Champion - media release 2 July 2015

Minister for the Environment. The announcement of Professor Rayner as a Clean Air Champion complements his existing role as the leader of the Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub. For more information on the National Clean Air Agreement and the Clean Air Champions initiative go to: www.environment.gov.au/protection/air-quality/clean-air-champions.

http://www.environment.gov.au/minister/hunt/2015/mr20150702.html

Completion of Macquarie River to Orange Pipeline - Media release 2 July 2015

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment. The Macquarie River to Orange Pipeline was officially opened today in a joint ceremony attended by the Federal Member for Calare, John Cobb, State Member for Orange, Andrew Gee and Mayor of the City of Orange, John Davis OAM. | Minister for the Environment | Parliamentary Secretary | Archives |.

http://www.environment.gov.au/minister/baldwin/2015/mr20150702.html

Foreign Affairs and Trade

10 years of Australian businesses making use of AUSFTA, Media release, 02 Jul 2015, Australian Minister for Trade and Investment, The Hon Andrew Robb AO MP

Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb has welcomed the opening of the Building our Future Prosperity conference in Sydney today, marking the 10 th anniversary of the Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement (AUSFTA). AUSFTA has proven its value to Australian businesses in the ten years since its entry into force.. In that time, the proportion of imports from Australia entering the United States tariff-free has increased dramatically. In 2004, only 46 per cent of imports from Australia entered the United States tariff-free. By 2014, 90 per cent of imports from Australia entered the United States tariff-free. A further 6 per cent of Australian imports entered under preferential AUSFTA tariff rates.

http://trademinister.gov.au/releases/Pages/2015/ar_mr_150702.aspx?ministerid=3

Immigration and Border Protection

Assistant Minister - Meeting with Chinese Customs officials will promote Australia's economic competitiveness

Thursday, 02 July 2015. Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Senator the HonMichaelia Cash, today met with senior officials from the General Administration of China Customs in Beijing to discuss trade between our countries. This morning Minister Cash visited the China Customs Detector Dog Centre in Beijing to see the benefits of the close relationship between Australian and Chinese Customs authorities firsthand.

http://www.minister.border.gov.au/michaeliacash/2015/pages/meeting-with-chinese-...

Industry

Start-up to stock market event wrap-up - driving an IP strategy to drive success. | IP Australia

On 18 June we hosted the 13th IP Forum at the Australian Technology Park in Sydney. The Forum was themed around Start-up to stock market - driving an IP strategy to drive success. Top Provide feedback Customer Service Charter Our portfolio and ministers Information Publication Scheme (IPS) Freedom of information FOI disclosure log IP glossary Forms Privacy Policy - condensed Copyright notice Accessibility statement Quality Disclaimer Site map Patents Trade Marks Designs Plant Breeder's Rights Copyright and other IP.

http://www.ipaustralia.gov.au/about-us/news-media-and-events/latest-news-listing...

Australian-China committed to shared research

The Australian Government has recommitted its support for collaborative research by announcing the next round of the Australia-China Joint Research Centres (JRC). The Fund provides support for international research collaborations and realises the economic potential of the research sector by allowing Australian scientists and industry to engage with China. This round of Joint Research Centres will be focused on priority areas in agreement with the Chinese Government and will reflect our industry growth sectors and science and research priorities.

http://minister.industry.gov.au/ministers/macfarlane/media-releases/australian-c...

Treasury

15-169MR Findings from 31 December 2014 financial reports | 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...

A silver keepsake to mark the Royal Christening[02/07/2015]

The Holey Dollar and Dump are the only Australian coins which have had their `legal tender' status removed, or been `demonetised'. 2015 50c Uncirculated Coin - Royal Baby of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - Reverse. 2015 50c Uncirculated Coin - Royal Baby of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - Obverse.

http://www.ramint.gov.au/media/press-releases/2015/20150702.cfm

15-170MR Former Sigma CEO and CFO plead guilty to falsifying books | 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...

ACCC requires Coles to divest supermarket development site to secure approval for new supermarket at Lakelands, WA | ACCC

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has announced that it will not oppose the proposed acquisition by Coles Supermarkets Australia of a lease to operate a supermarket at Lakelands, Western Australia, after accepting a court-enforceable undertaking. The undertaking requires Coles to divest its freehold interest in a nearby development at Singleton, WA to a purchaser approved by the ACCC within a specified period. Coles currently operates a supermarket at Meadow Springs, within 5km of Lakelands, and owns the freehold interest in the retail site at Singleton where it had been planning to operate a supermarket.

http://www.accc.gov.au/media-release/accc-requires-coles-to-divest-supermarket-d...

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