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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, Sep 03 2014.

Portfolios

Agriculture

Three-fold fine increase to act as deterrent to shonky food importers - Department of Agriculture

The successful appeal against a $7000 fine handed down by a Queensland magistrate in March this year should act as a punishment to a food importer and a deterrent to the importer and others, presiding District Court Judge Martin SC ruled. 'Prawns are classified as a `risk' food under Australia's imported food scheme which means they should be tested to ensure they are safe to eat and meet Australia's domestic food standards. 'Reckless and deliberate disregard of Australia's food safety and importing requirements will not be tolerated and can attract fines of $330,000 for a corporation.'.

http://www.daff.gov.au/about/media-centre/dept-releases/2014/three-fold

Attorney-General's

2 September 2014-ChildAbuseRoyalCommissionGrantedATwoYearExtension

Senator the Hon George Brandis QC. Justice McClellan has assured the Government that this extension will be sufficient for the Commission to complete its work. The Commission will continue to consult with experts, stakeholders and the community so that any recommendations made by the Commission are practical and respond to contemporary issues in child protection.

http://www.attorneygeneral.gov.au/Mediareleases/Pages/2014/ThirdQuarter/2Septemb...

Pages - 2 September 2014-$24MillionToEstablishTheAustralianCrimeCommission'sForeignFightersTaskforce

The Hon Michael Keenan MP. The ACC possesses unique coercive powers and intelligence gathering abilities which will be harnessed in the fight against terrorism. The ACC will also expand its focus on analysing criminal intelligence to explore the very real links between terrorism and organised crime.

http://www.ministerjustice.gov.au/Mediareleases/Pages/2014/ThirdQuarter/2Septemb...

Defence

Va048

PDF version (245 KB ) | Back to Media Releases & Speeches entry page. That'd be a job and a half. And there is just so much involved in this story that is why this period is so important.

http://minister.dva.gov.au/media_releases/2014/sep/va048.htm

ADF completes military stores mission to Iraq : Department of Defence

An Australian C-17A Globemaster aircraft has landed at Al Minhad Air Base in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after delivering military stores to Erbil, Northern Iraq. The aircrew and support staff at Joint Task Force 633 have done a great job to successfully coordinate this mission to assist the people of northern Iraq, Vice Admiral Johnston said. Defence will release imagery of the mission when available.

http://news.defence.gov.au/2014/09/03/adf-completes-military-stores-mission-to-i...

ADF delivers military stores to Iraq : Department of Defence

A RAAF C-17A Globemaster has delivered military stores to Erbil, in northern Iraq.. The military stores comprised ammunition that was inspected and cleared by Iraqi officials in Baghdad prior to being delivered to Erbil. The C-17A is now returning to Al Minhad Air Base in the UAE.

http://news.defence.gov.au/2014/09/02/adf-delivers-military-stores-to-iraq/

Finance

Joint Media Release 87 - Failed Mining Tax Finally Gone

The Government has delivered on our commitment at both the 2010 and 2013 elections to scrap the failed Minerals Resource Rent Tax (mining tax). While the Government's negotiated package will be budget neutral in the medium term, abolishing the complete mining tax package will save the Budget around $50 billion over the next decade. The superannuation guarantee rate will be paused at 9.5 per cent until 1 July 2021.

http://www.financeminister.gov.au/media/2014/0902-failed-mining-tax.html

Health

Update: EU DCP: International collaboration for the evaluation of generic drugs

info@tga.gov.au | 1800 020 653 | More contact info Translate | Subscribe. EU DCP: International collaboration for the evaluation of generic drugs. Under the auspices of the International Generic Drug Regulators Pilot (IGDRP), the TGA is participating in a pilot of the Decentralised Procedure (DCP) of the European Union, a collaboration on the evaluation of generic drug applications.

http://www.tga.gov.au/newsroom/media-2014-eu-dcp-140902.htm

Immigration and Border Protection

Speech to the √ĘSecurity in Government Conference√Ę - News - Australian Customs and Border Protection Service Online Newsroom

ACBPS CEO Mr Michael Pezzullo delivering a speech on corruption and reform of the service at the 26&hellip More .

http://newsroom.customs.gov.au/channels/NEWS/releases/speech-to-the-security-in-...

Industry

Australian Government puts science at centre of industry collaboration

Science and research are at the centre of the Australian Government's industry policy which is focussed on lifting Australia's rate of business and research collaboration to deliver commercial outcomes, economic growth and productivity gains. I welcome Professor Chubb's report, in particular his focus on using science to make Australian businesses more competitive. This complements the work the Government has been undertaking through the development of its National Industry Investment and Competitiveness Agenda to determine the economic infrastructure and industry policy directions that will create the businesses and jobs of the future in sectors where Australia has competitive strengths, Mr Macfarlane said. Australian industry isn't about handouts and a Government knows-best mentality.

http://www.minister.industry.gov.au/ministers/macfarlane/media-releases/australi...

Get your green innovation to market quicker! | IP Australia

Are you a green innovator developing environmentally orientated technology and products? If so, we are helping you to get your technology to market quicker by giving you priority in the patent application system. A fast track application - or expedited examination - allows IP Australia and the Australian Government to give green businesses all the support we can. Top Provide feedback Customer service charter Our portfolio Information Publication Scheme (IPS) Freedom of information FOI disclosure log IP glossary Forms Copyright notice Accessibility statement Quality Disclaimer Privacy Policy - condensed Site map Patents Trade Marks Designs Plant Breeder's Rights Copyright and other IP.

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

Infrastructure and Regional Development

Delivering infrastructure for a new Western Sydney Airport: Bringelly Road design improvements released

NSW Minister for Roads and Freight. The Australian and NSW Governments are getting on with building a stronger and more prosperous Western Sydney with new design improvements for the 10 kilometre Bringelly Road upgrade now available for community feedback. 'This upgrade will see the widening of Bringelly Road from a two-lane road to a minimum four-lane divided road with a central median strip,' Mr Briggs said.

http://www.minister.infrastructure.gov.au/jb/releases/2014/september/jb088_2014....

Civil Aviation Safety Authority - Important safety briefing for Camden pilots

Camden pilots are being urged to attend an important aviation safety briefing next week. The briefing by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority will focus on new pilot licensing and operational rules which are being introduced to improve aviation safety. The Camden aviation safety briefing is being held on Wednesday 10 September 2014 at 6pm at the Camden Valley Inn.

http://casa.gov.au/scripts/nc.dll?WCMS:STANDARD::pc=PC_102164

Civil Aviation Safety Authority - Important safety briefing for Gladstone pilots

Gladstone pilots are being urged to attend an important aviation safety briefing next week. The briefing by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority will focus on new pilot licensing and operational rules which are being introduced to improve aviation safety. The briefing provides an opportunity for local pilots to provide feedback to CASA and raise any local aviation safety issues.

http://casa.gov.au/scripts/nc.dll?WCMS:STANDARD::pc=PC_102163

Civil Aviation Safety Authority - Important safety briefing for Warnervale pilots

Warnervale pilots are being urged to attend an important aviation safety briefing next week. The briefing by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority will focus on new pilot licensing and operational rules which are being introduced to improve aviation safety. The briefing provides an opportunity for local pilots to provide feedback to CASA and raise any local aviation safety issues.

http://casa.gov.au/scripts/nc.dll?WCMS:STANDARD::pc=PC_102162

Social Services

Free financial information helping women get MoneySmart - Minister for Human Services

Senator the Hon Marise Payne Minister for Human Services. The Department of Human Services is helping Australian women get MoneySmart this week. 'My department's Financial Information Service is a free service that can help women take control of their financial futures,' Minister Payne said.

http://www.mhs.gov.au/media/media_releases/2014/09/02_09_2014_-_free_financial_i...

Treasury

Australian Securities and Investments Commission - 14-220MR Payday lender engages in unconscionable conduct and breaches consumer credit laws

Log in / Sign up. make reasonable inquiries of the consumer about their requirements and objectives in relation to the credit contract take reasonable steps to verify the consumer's financial situation based upon these inquiries, assess whether the credit product is unsuitable for the consumer and only proceed if the credit product is not unsuitable, and give the consumer a copy of the assessment if requested. A further hearing will be held by the Federal Court to determine the total penalties payable by TCS and AFA for these breaches as well as the breaches by TCS of the unconscionable conduct provisions of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001 in respect of its sale of consumer credit insurance.

http://www.asic.gov.au/asic/asic.nsf/byheadline/14-220MR+Payday+lender+engages+i...

Last call for Census test participation (Media Release)

Friday, 5 September is the last day to submit your form online or, if responding with a paper form, in the Reply Paid Envelope provided. 'If you received an instruction letter with a form ID and passcode for online completion, you can complete the Census wherever you can access the internet. To get more information about the Census, visit www.abs.gov.au/census or for more information call the Census Inquiry Service on 1800 138 756.

http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/mediareleasesbyReleaseDate/A3B034F384AB2...

RBA: Media Release-Statement by Glenn Stevens, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision

Search Media Releases Speeches Publications Statistics FOI About the RBA Monetary Policy Market Operations Financial Stability Payments System Financial Services Banknotes 2014 2013 2012 2011 2001-2010 1991-2000 1981-1990 Number Date Embargo. Growth in the global economy is continuing at a moderate pace. Monetary policy remains accommodative.

http://www.rba.gov.au/media-releases/2014/mr-14-15.html

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